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Consulate supports Pakistani prisoners


Consulate General facilitated 103 Pakistani prisoners for their repatriation to Pakistan.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

The Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai, to ease sufferings of Pakistani prisoners in line with the instructions of the Government of Pakistan, provided Eid Package to 330 Pakistani prisoners detained in jails in Dubai and Northern Emirates. The support was provided in form of cash in the bank accounts of the prisoners who can use the amount for their daily essential needs. This is part of initiatives of the Consulate General for the welfare of Pakistani prisoners.

Earlier, the Consulate General also facilitated release of prisoners and provided air tickets to 103 Pakistani prisoners for their repatriation to Pakistan who were given pardon by the Government of the UAE or who had completed their jail sentences or were destitute in Dubai and Northern Emirates. Another batch of 49 prisoners from Ajman jail will be sent back to Pakistan shortly.

The Consulate General also provided Ramadan Package to 225 Pakistani workers living in the Labour Camp who were not paid salaries for the last 6 months by their employers.

The Pakistan Consulate General, Dubai, would like to thank all the philanthropists and community members who supported the Consulate General in this initiative. We would also like to sincerely thank the UAE authorities for their co-operation to ease sufferings of these people.

Life imprisonment

The Court of Appeal in Fujairah has commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment upon a Khaleeji man convicted of sexually assaulting a boy, reports Amir Al Sonny, staff reporter.

According to the official records, the victim knew the defendant through a third person. One day they agreed to meet and go for a walk, but in the car, the convict sodomized the boy. The relationship between both continued for a period of time during which the convict repeated his act three times. He extorted the victim and tempted him with money. The convict had warned the victim not to disclose their relationship, but the latter began to fear that, so he told his mother. The latter immediately filed a criminal complaint with the police.

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