3,400 Pakistanis are imprisoned in Saudi jails: Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a National Assembly session that 3,400 Pakistanis are imprisoned in Saudi jails.
The minister submitted a written reply in the assembly, stating the number of prisoners in jails of the Kingdom as per information received by Saudi officials.
Qureshi further apprised that Pakistani embassy in Saudi Arabia is working on the release of 2,107 inmates in accordance with the order given by Saudi Crown Prince during his visit to Pakistan.
Few days earlier, Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz said that nation may receive “good news” in the month of Ramadan about the repatriation of Pakistani prisoners from Saudi jails.