Saudi Arabia has granted pardon to Pakistanis who got arrested earlier this year for sloganeering at Masjid-e Nabwi against PML-N leaders.
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Salman ordered the release of all Pakistani citizens jailed in the kingdom for rioting at Masjid-e-Nabwi (PBUH).
The pardon was granted at the request of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif when he was on his visit to Saudi Arabia.
Premier Shehbaz also expressed his gratitude to the crown prince via Twitter
میں سعودی ولی عہد جناب محمد بن سلمان کا تہہ دل سے شکر گزار ہوں کہ جنہوں نے میری درخواست پر سعودی عرب میں اپریل 2022 کے واقعے پر گرفتار پاکستانیوں کی رہائی کا حکم دیا۔ الّلہ تعالی سے دعا ہے کہ وہ ہمیں ایک دوسرے کی غلطیوں پر درگزر کرنے والا بہتر مسلمان بنائے۔
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 26, 2022
Earlier in April, during Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s and other PMLN member’s visit to Saudi Arabia, a group of demonstrators supposedly from the PTI, chanted anti-PM slogans as they arrive at the Roza-e-Rasool mosque to pay homage.
Protesters chanted “chor, chor (thieves)” and harassed and lifted offending slogans against Maryam Aurangzeb.
The protesters also misbehaved with the JWP chief and Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Shahzain Bugti and pulled his hair.
Three Pakistanis, Khawaja Luqman, Muhammad Afzal, and Ghulam Muhammad, were punished with eight years in prison by a court in Madinah. Meanwhile, Anas, Arshad, and Muhammad Saleem, three Pakistani citizens, were given six years in prison for causing havoc and breaching the holiness of the holy mosque.