Body assigned task to ensure legal aid for Pakistani prisoners abroad

ISLAMABAD, Sep 3 (APP):Standing Committee of National Assembly (NA) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Tuesday formed a three-member sub-committee to ensure the provision of legal assistance to the under-trial Pakistani prisoners in different jails abroad.

The sub-committee, chaired by Dr Mahreen Razzaq Bhutto, will also work in close coordination with Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to eventually facilitate repatriation process of Pakistani prisoners, serving minor jail terms abroad.

In its previous meeting, the NA body, directed the Overseas Ministry to submit complete data of Pakistani prisoners and detainees, imprisoned in various countries.

The committee met with Sheikh Fayyaz ud Din in the chair asked the sub-committee to look into the matter on priority which pertained to over 3,000 jobless Pakistanis in Oman’s detention centre.