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11,803 Pakistanis jailed abroad: Interior Ministry

KARACHI: The Interior Ministry in a report revealed that at least 11,803 Pakistanis are serving jail terms in foreign countries. According to the report, 8.8 million Pakistanis are living abroad and 11,803 of them are in different jails. Most of the jailed Pakistanis are in Saudi Arabia -- 2,937. The report said 10,000 Pakistanis are residing in India and 582 of them are in prisons. It said 177 Pakistanis are in Afghan jails, while 186 are in Irani jails. Sources in the interior ministry said 35,000 US dollars…

PAT writes to Interior Ministry to put Nawaz’s name on ECL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has sent a letter to the Interior Ministry to stop former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from going abroad until the cases against him were settled, ARY News reported. The letter was sent by PAT leader and NA-120 candidate Ishtiaq Chaudhry to the secretary Interior Ministry on Sunday. “Nawaz is fleeing from the country on August 24, while the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against him, for billions of rupees embezzlement from public funds, are pending,” he wrote.…

Over 2,000 Saudis fighting abroad with ‘jihadists’: ministry

RIYADH: More than 2,000 Saudis are fighting abroad with jihadist groups, with over 70 percent of them in Syria, the kingdom's interior ministry was reported as saying Monday. "The number of Saudis proven to be in conflict areas is 2,093," interior ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told daily newspaper Al-Hayat. He said that 1,540 of them were in Syria, where jihadists have flocked since the Islamic State group seized control of vast areas in mid-2014. Another 147 were in Yemen, which is the base of…

Qadri soon to go abroad: sources

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri ended the Islamabad sit-in as a result of back-door diplomacy with the Sharif brothers, which was facilitated by a mutual contact, ARY News reported citing sources privy to the matter.