Some 442 Pakistani prisoners were granted royal pardon by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday.
According to Khaleej Times, they were among the 2,000 inmates pardoned by the government in the holy month of Ramazan.
The Pakistan Consulate in Dubai helped 350 prisoners by providing them flight tickets, as well as, financial and legal aid.
It also facilitated the Pakistan Association Dubai in contributing 75 air tickets to the pardoned prisoners, and also appreciated the efforts of the community in playing an instrumental role in this cause.
The consulate also lauded the UAE government and jail authorities for pardoning the prisoners for celebrating Eid with their loved ones in Pakistan.
On April 19, a Pakistani national was charged with promoting drugs on the famous messaging app on Thursday in the UAE.
The 41-year-old, who worked as a driver, allegedly peddled drugs by sending messages on WhatsApp.
The article originally appeared in the The Khaleej Times