Saudi Crown Prince orders release of Pakistanis jailed for Masjid-e-Nabwi sacrilege

Government & Politics

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, on the request of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, has ordered to release all Pakistanis detained on charges of desecration of Masjid-e-Nabvi (SAWW).

According to the Prime Minister Office, Shehbaz Sharif requested the Saudi Crown Prince to release those Pakistani citizens imprisoned in connection with an incident of violating the sanctity of Prophet's Mosque in April this year.

The Prime Minister thanked the Saudi Crown Prince for this act of kindness.

It is pertinent to mention that a Madina-based court had sentenced six Pakistani citizens. Three of them were awarded imprisonment of eight years while three others were given sentence for six years.

Khawaja Luqman, Muhammad Afzal, and Ghulam Muhammad were handed down eight years imprisonment, while Anas, Arshad and Muhammad Saleem were given six years' jail.

Besides, another Pakistani named Tahir Malik was sentenced three-year imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 Saudi Riyals.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for home after completing his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia.

Source: Radio Pakistan