Joint committee to be formed for timely release of Pakistani inmates in Dubai

Bukhari, Marri hold discussions on problems faced by prisoners and provision of facilities

Our Correspondent January 27, 2019
PM's Special Assistant Zulfi Bukhari meets with UAE Police Chief Major General Abdullah Khalifa. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD:  

Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Dubai police have decided to constitute a joint committee for the release of prisoners who have completed their sentences in the UAE city.

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfi Bukhari in a meeting with Dubai police chief Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al-Marri said that the joint committee would pay special heed to provision of information and resolution of problems pertaining to Pakistani prisoners in Dubai.

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The Dubai police chief briefed PM’s special assistant about his institution’s practices and procedures. Both held discussions on the problems faced by the Pakistani prisoners and agreed to form a joint committee for the purpose.

In his statement, Bukhari said that the committee would make arrangements for the release of those prisoners who have completed their sentences.

Bukhari maintained that the exchange of information about the inmates would be made possible before the expiry of jail term so that arrangements were made beforehand.

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