Two Pakistanis executed in Saudi Arabia

Two Pakistanis executed in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH - Two Pakistanis have been executed in Saudi Arabia over charges of heroine smuggling.

Saudi Arabia 's interior ministry has announced that two Pakistani nationals, a husband-and-wife duo, were executed on Thursday after being found guilty by its courts of smuggling heroin into the Kingdom.

The country's ministry, in a press release, stated that Muhammad Mustafa and Fatima Ijaz were "arrested when they smuggled a quantity of heroin".

The case was referred to the court where an investigation led to the indictment of the accused, said the Saudi ministry, adding that the punishment was also supported by the court of appeals as well as the supreme court.

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