ISLAMABAD: Three Pakistani children, who had spent over two years behind bars in Saudi Arabia, returned back to the homeland on Thursday.
The three children, Ayan, Mannan and Bushra were released after a meeting of Overseas Ministry officials with Saudi authorities.
The children were in the prison under social protection department of Saudi Arabia. They were detained in 2016 after their parents were convicted of bringing heroin into Saudi Arabia. Bushra had already been sent to Pakistan while Ayan and Manan have arrived homeland today.
It is pertinent to mention here that Zulfikar Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis took notice of a news on media about Pakistani women and children in Saudi jails .
He ordered an inquiry into the matter and asked the managing director OPF and Community Welfare Attache Jeddah to contact Saudi authorities for the release of Pakistani prisoners.