UAE Issues Royal Pardon To Pakistani Prisoners
UAE Issues Royal Pardon To Pakistani Prisoners: Some 442 Pakistani prisoners were granted royal pardon by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday. According to Arab media sources, they were among the 2,000 inmates pardoned by the government in the holy month of Ramazan.
The Pakistan Consulate in Dubai helped 350 prisoners by providing them flight tickets, as well as, financial and legal aid.
It also facilitated the Pakistan Association Dubai in contributing 75 air tickets to the pardoned prisoners, and also appreciated the efforts of the community in playing an instrumental role in this cause.
The consulate also lauded the UAE government and jail authorities for pardoning the prisoners for celebrating Eid with their loved ones in Pakistan.
On April 19, a Pakistani national was charged with promoting drugs on the famous messaging app in the UAE. The 41-year-old, who worked as a driver, allegedly peddled drugs by sending messages on WhatsApp.
As part of its Ramadan special initiative, Pakistan Association Dubai paid off 40 prisoner’s fines, and provided air-tickets for them to fly to their home-country, celebrating Eid with their families. Another 350 prisoners too have been offered similar assistance, with the help of Pakistan Consulate, and the association.
The initiative, aimed at serving the community by the officials with the support of philanthropists who secured funds and other assistance to help over 350 Pakistani prisoners by providing them financial assistance, Eid package, air tickets and legal assistance.
According to the press statement issued by the Dubai Consulate, the UAE government was gracious in granting Affoo (Royal Pardon off) to about 2,000 prisoners. Out of which, approximately 442 were Pakistani prisoners.
Lastly, the Consulate expressed gratitude to the UAE government and the jail authorities for pardoning 442 Pakistani prisoners for celebrating Eid with their loved ones in Pakistan.
Rizwan Fancy, PR secretary at Pakistan Association Dubai told The Gulf Today the community at PAD has been contributing for a number of noble initiatives, one of the major initiatives being helping the pardoned prisoners. “We are grateful for the community’s philanthropists who came forward and donated. We successfully secured enough for around 80 prisoners from the Al Awir Jail in Dubai to pay off their minor fines and air tickets. We are also thankful to the local authorities who helped through the procedures,” he said.
“There are 30 female prisoners whom the PAD Welfare Committee officials will extend financial support to,” he added.
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