7,912 Pakistanis languishing in foreign jails, 386 in India

Islamabad, Sept 14 (ANI): The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has informed the Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control that 7,912 prisoners from the country are languishing in jails in different foreign countries.

According to The Daily Times, the committee directed the Ministry to provide legal assistance to the Pakistani prisoners according to the law of land.

According to the Foreign Ministry, 346 Pakistani prisoners are imprisoned in Afghanistan jails in offence of terrorism activities, talibanization, fake currency, murder, theft, fake NIC, drug, rape and illegal stay, the report said.

In Saudi Arabia, 1920 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of drug trafficking, theft and rape, the report added.

In India, 386 Pakistani are in India jails in offence of violation of immigration of laws, overstay, border crossing and in Indonesia, five Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of drug trafficking, the report further said.

In UAE (Abu Dhabi), 1800 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of illegal stay, drug trafficking, forgery, fraud, theft and traffic violation, according to the report. (ANI)

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