DOHA (92 News) – 53 Pakistani prisoners have been released in Qatar on Saturday.
A ceremony to release prisoners was held in central prison of Doha. Prime Minister Imran Khan had requested to his Qatari counterpart to release Pakistani prisoners during his brief stopover in Qatar.
Prime Minister Imran Khan during his brief stay in Qatar requested Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to release the Pakistani prisoners.
It is pertinent to mention that PM Imran had also requested Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for the release of Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabian jails. He expressed that more than two thousand Pakistanis were jailed owing to minor crimes.
Later, hundreds of prisoners were released and returned to their country. On arrival at Lahore airport, Pakistani citizens performed Sajda and praised the Prime Minister for putting up their matter to the Saudi prince.
Earlier on May 17, PM Khan has expressed gratitude to Crown Prince of United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed
for releasing 572 prisoners.
In a statement, the prime minister said Pakistan values this gesture of the UAE government.
He said this step of the UAE government will prove helpful in further strengthening the fraternal ties between the two countries.
In a tweet today on behalf of Pakistani people and government, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has expressed gratitude to the Crown Prince of United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed for releasing 572 prisoners.