442 Pakistani prisoners awarded royal pardon in UAE

Published: June 13, 2018
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The consulate also facilitated Pakistan Association Dubai in contributing 75 air tickets to 75 pardoned prisoners, and also appreciated the efforts of the community in playing an instrumental role in this cause. PHOTO: AFP

The consulate also facilitated Pakistan Association Dubai in contributing 75 air tickets to 75 pardoned prisoners, and also appreciated the efforts of the community in playing an instrumental role in this cause. PHOTO: AFP

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.

Pakistani man arrested for ‘drug peddling’ in UAE using WhatsApp

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

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  • Omz
    Jun 14, 2018 - 12:58AM

    The UAE government are pure barbarians. Most of these “prisoners” have been locked up on trumped up charges and have zero access to a fair, just legal process. We need to sever ALL our ties with this rogue country. Let’s leverage CPEC to give decent jobs to all overseas Pakistanis in UAE and get them out of that sick country as soon as possibleRecommend

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