Due to efforts of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government more than 2,400 Pakistani prisoners have been released from jails of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the last one year.

An official source in the ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OPHED) told APP, “Pakistan achieves release of 1,245 prisoners from Saudi Arabia and 1,200 from the Emirates during the first year of the PTI government which is unprecedented”

There were some 3,300 Pakistanis imprisoned in Saudi jails while 2,521 were facing jail terms in UAE when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) came into power.

The government had extended financial and legal assistance to 2,559 Pakistani prisoners, languishing in the Middle East countries’ prisons on minor crimes, to ensure their early release he added.

55 Pakistani prisoners released from Oman, 18 from Kuwait, 17 from Bahrain, 14 from Qatar and 10 from Iraq apart from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.