The United Arab Emirates has released at least 700 Pakistani prisoners on request of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan ambassador to the UAE, Muazzam Ahmed Khan has said that these prisoners have been released from various jails in the UAE. He expressed hope that the released Pakistani prisoners will repatriated soon and will celebrate Eidul Fitr with their families in Pakistan.
Earlier Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson, Dr. Muhammad Faisal on May 16 said that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will release 572 Pakistani prisoners under the presidential amnesty scheme.
He had said the Emirate-wise break-up of Pakistani prisoners to be released was Abu Dhabi and Al Ain (262), Dubai (177), Sharjah (52), Ajman (65) and Fujairah (16). “In order to expedite their release and deportation to Pakistan, our Mission is constantly in touch with the local authorities and is extending all necessary assistance, including issuance of outpasses, passports and air tickets, where required,” Faisal said in a press briefing.
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17 June, 2019