Saudi King Salman pardons six Pakistani nationals

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has pardoned six Pakistani nationals, who were previously detained for verbally abusing a woman, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Wednesday, citing an interior ministry source.

King Salman took the decision upon the request of Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who was on a visit to Saudi Arabia, SPA added.

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The six men were initially detained during the holy month of Ramadan “after they assaulted a Pakistani woman and her companions with offensive words at the courtyard premises of the Prophet’s Mosque.”

During his visit to the Kingdom which he wrapped up on Wednesday, the Pakistani premier met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during which they discussed bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries.

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