PM Imran hails UAE prince for releasing Pakistani prisoners

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan had pardoned 3,005 inmates

News Desk May 17, 2019
PM Imran Khan with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his UAE visit. PHOTO: FILE

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday extended gratitude to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the release of 572 Pakistani prisoners.

According to an official statement, the premier said that Islamabad welcomes the move of United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, Express News reported.

"The step will help further foster the bilateral relations between the two countries," PM Imran said.

Taking to a microblogging website, Twitter, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr Fridous Ashiq Awan on behalf of the people of the country thanked the UAE prince.

The UAE had announced on Thursday to release 572 Pakistani prisoners languishing in their jails under the presidential amnesty scheme.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan had pardoned as many as 3,005 prisoners serving sentences in the UAE, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said during his weekly press briefing in Islamabad this week.

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