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UAE to Release 572 Pakistani Prisoners

There are numerous prisoners that are serving jail in different parts of the world and the government is trying to release those prisoners. As part of those efforts, the UAE government has released 572 prisoners in the month of Ramadan. The Foreign Office of Pakistan confirmed the news that the prisoners were being released from the jails of the UAE. The release of prisoners was also part of the amnesty by the Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the month of Ramadan. Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari in a tweet said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to getting our prisoners released from foreign jails.

Mazari said that Pakistan is in contact with the local authorities in the UAE over the release and deportation of the prisoners. She said that they are trying to provide all the assistance to the prisoners which include passports, air tickets, and out-passes. The release will be a big relief for the prisoners who have been serving jail in UAE for different reasons. Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the amnesty scheme in which 3005 Pakistani prisoners serving jail in UAE will be released. The announcement of the release of prisoners was an act of kindness from the part of Shaikh Khalifa in the month of Ramadan.

Of the 572 prisoners, 262 prisoners will be released from Al Ain and Abu Dhabi, 177 from Dubai, 65 from Ajman, 52 from Sharjah, and 16 from Fujairah. Pakistan welcomed the gesture of the Highness with human activist Ansar Burney being grateful for the kindness that is being shown by the Premier of UAE. A total of 11,803 Pakistanis are in foreign jails all over the world according to a report by Pakistan Interior Ministry in 2018 with the majority being in Saudi Arabia.

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Noor Mani is senior tech correspondent and renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry scope. She is now a Managing Editor at Web.PK. You can email her at noor @ web.pk.

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