Three Pakistani children held in Saudi prison for a period of over two years returned back to the country on Thursday.
Ayan, Mannan and Bushra were held by the Saudi authorities after their parents were found guilty in the drugs case. The family went to Saudi Arabia in 2016. The three children were confined in a welfare protection jail.
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.
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari had taken notice of the matter and tasked managing director overseas Pakistanis and community welfare attache to the Kingdom for the release of the children.
Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his gratitude
In a statement prior to departure of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at Nur Khan Air Base, he said he felt immense pleasure over Crown Prince’s remarks in which he had declared himself “as ambassador of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia