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Pakistani inmates in Saudi jails: Pak envoy says ‘good news likely in Ramzan’

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Jeddah: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz has said that Saudi Crown Prince’s announcement on release of Pakistanis in Saudi jails is under process.

He said  in holy month of Ramzan “we expect some good news” regarding the prince’s  announcement.

The Pakistani envoy was addressing a welcome dinner in his honour held at a local hotel in Jeddah.

The ambassador said that Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia, are playing a major role in the development of their country and this role is worthwhile.

He said the expatriate Pakistanis have a key role in the Pakistan’s development.

Raja Ali Ejaz described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Pakistan’s visit a major success, and said that this visit has started a new era of relations between the two countries.

“ I am seeing these relations moving towards new heights, he added.

The envoy said during that visit a number of agreements and MoUs were signed, one of which was on the transfer of prisoners.

“Discussion on the Transfer of prisoner agreement is in process and once the agreement is signed, the prisoners will able to complete the sentences in their respective countries,” he said.

 Raja Ali Ejaz said that his priority is the resolution of issues and problems faced by the Pakistan community, and assured his full cooperation and support.

“My doors are open to all Pakistani brothers, sisters and elders and I will be happy to resolve your problems”.

The ambassador said he will keep on visiting Jeddah regularly to remain in touch with the community.