Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari on Thursday (May 23) said that As many as 315 Pakistanis prisoners in Malaysian will return home on May 29 after provision of financial and legal assistance from the government of Pakistan.
“The government will bear all the expenses to be incurred on their repatriation,” “Thanks a lot to the Almighty, 315 Pakistani prisoners, who could not afford to buy air tickets, will be spending Eid-ul-Fitr with their families in Pakistan,” Zulfikar Bukhari said.
“The credit goes to Prime Minister Imran Khan”, who had ordered swift action in this regard, he added. Zulfikar Bukhari said when he received information about the Pakistani prisoners stranding in Malaysia despite completion of their sentences, he took up the matter with the federal cabinet.
Earlier, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar had also written a letter to his Malaysian counterpart seeking legal relief for the Pakistani expatriates imprisoned in jails there.
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20 July, 2019