Pakistan Embassy secures release of 82 Pakistani Prisoners in Bahrain

Islamabad, July 05, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Embassy of Pakistan has successfully secured the release of 82 Pakistani prisoners, under a Royal Pardon granted by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa on the happy occasion of Eid Ul Fitar. The release of large number of Pakistanis is the result of efforts of Ambassador Javed Malik, who personally visited the Pakistani inmates in May 2016 and took up the matter with the relevant authorities in Bahrain.

The Pakistanis, who have been released, will soon be united with their families as efforts are now underway to repatriate them back to Pakistan. While appreciating the cooperation rendered by Bahraini Authorities, particularly the Interior Minister of Bahrain, the families of the prisoners are grateful to His Majesty King Hamad Bin Esa Al Khalifa for his compassion, benevolence and commitment to justice and fairness.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tell: +92-51-9205494
Fax: +92-51-9204202
Cell: +92-336-5644459