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9,000 Pakistanis languish in jails abroad

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : Nov 16, 2017, 6:15 am IST
Updated : Nov 16, 2017, 6:15 am IST

There are 2,600,000 Pakistanis living at present in Saudi Arabia, 1,300,000 in the UAE, 10,000 in India, 70,000 in Greece, 15,000 in China.

There are 2,600,000 Pakistanis living at present in Saudi Arabia, 1,300,000 in the UAE, 10,000 in India, 70,000 in Greece, 15,000 in China and 18,094 in Hong Kong. (Representational Image)
 There are 2,600,000 Pakistanis living at present in Saudi Arabia, 1,300,000 in the UAE, 10,000 in India, 70,000 in Greece, 15,000 in China and 18,094 in Hong Kong. (Representational Image)

Islamabad: More than 9000 Pakistanis are languishing in jails of different countries for different crimes with Saudi Arabia detaining the highest number of 2,795 Pakistanis.

A country-wide data of prisoners and detainees in foreign countries showed that a total of 8,692,450 Pakistanis were living abroad and of them, 9,133 are languishing in jails.

 

Out of them, 2,795 are in jail in Saudi Arabia, 1,650 in the UAE, 549 in India, 435 in Greece, 248 in China, 231 in Hong Kong, 412 in the United Kingdom and the rest in other countries.

There are 2,600,000 Pakistanis living at present in Saudi Arabia, 1,300,000 in the UAE, 10,000 in India, 70,000 in Greece, 15,000 in China and 18,094 in Hong Kong.

The data revealed that 289 Pakistanis are languishing in Afghanistan jails, four in jails of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, one in Australia, 36 in Austria, nine in Slovak Republic, two in Azerbaijan, one in Georgia, 110 in Bahrain, 42 in Bangladesh, one in Belarus, six in Belgium and Luxembourg, seven in Bulgaria, three in Cambodia, four in Canada and 248 in China.

 

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