Saudi Crown Prince’s decision to release Pakistani prisoners hailed
ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman left Pakistan after completing his two-day official visit.
The prince has been praised by social media users for his plan to make huge investment in the country and calling $20 billion worth of agreements just a beginning.
The MBS was accorded welcome in Pakistan upon his arrival. Prime Minister Imran Khan and his cabinet members welcomed the prince at the Noor Khan Airbase and the premier himself drove the guest to the Prime Minister House.
Local newspapers and TV channels ran ads of welcoming messages during his stay in Islamabad.
The Saudi prince seemed to have impressed the Pakistan people with his announcement to release over 2000 inmates languishing in Saudi jails after Prime Minister Imran Khan publically requested him to end the ordeal of the inmates who had left their country to earn a better living.
The prime minister made the request on Sunday during a dinner that he hosted in the honor of the guest and the prince promised to consider the request.
On Monday morning, Information Ministry Fawad Chaudhry tweeted “As a sequel to Prime Minister of Pakistan request, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of KSA Mohammad Bin Salman has ordered the immediate release of 2107 Pakistani prisoners Saudi Jails.