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Senate body for legal aid to Pakistani prisoners abroad.

Islamabad -- The Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control has asked the government provide legal assistance to Pakistani prisoners, who are held abroad.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs apprised the committee that around 7,912 Pakistani prisoners are imprisoned in different foreign countries.

According to the Foreign Ministry 346 Pakistani prisoners are imprisoned in Afghanistan jails in offence of terrorism activities, Talibanization, fake currency, murder, theft, fake NIC, drug, rape and illegal stay. In Saudi Arabia 1920 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of drug trafficking, theft and rape.

In Australia and Austria 274 Pakistani prisoners are in different jails and information is not provided to the both mission by the host government due to privacy of laws.

In Azerbaijan and Bahrain 64 Pakistani prisoners are in different jails in offence of drug trafficking, fake currency, fraud and murder.

The committee was informed that in Bangladesh and Iran are 252 Pakistani prisoners in jails in offence of violation of immigration laws, overstay, border crossing and miscellaneous cases.

In Belgium 8 Pakistani prisoners are in jail in offence of drug trafficking, forgery and miscellaneous cases and in Canada 17 Pakistani prisoners and the exact information about prisoners and charges is not provided by the host government due to privacy of laws.

According to documents of Foreign Ministry 206 Pakistani prisoners are in China jails and facing charges of drug smuggling, robbery, murder, fraud and illegal business and in Cambodia one Pakistani is in jail in offence of drug trafficking.

In Denmark and France 95 Pakistani are in jails and the exact information about prisoners and charges, is not provided by the host government due to privacy laws.

In Germany 16 Pakistani are in jails in offence of forged documents, sexual assault and guardianship and in Greece 70 Pakistani are in jails with offence illegal immigrant.

In India 386 Pakistani are in India jails in offence of violation of immigration of laws, overstay, border crossing and in Indonesia five Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of drug trafficking.

In Iraq 87 Pakistani prisoners in jails with offence of forged documents, illegal eatery and drug matter. In Ireland and Italy 129 are in jails in offence of murder, rapes, drug smuggling, violation and immigration laws. In Japan, Kenya, Jordan and South Korea 23 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence sexual violence, assault, murder and rape.

In Kuwait 265 Pakistani are in jails in offence of drug trafficking, adultery, theft, illegal immigration and forgery and in Lebanon 4 Pakistani are in jails in offence of murder, forgery and illegal stay.

In Malaysia 225 Pakistani are in jails in offence of drug trafficking, theft, murder and forgery. In Maldives, Morocco and Nepal 38 Pakistanis are in jails in offence of drug trafficking, theft, forgery and fake currency.

In Oman 629 Pakistani are in prisoners in jails in offence of murder, drug trafficking, illegal eatery, robbery, forgery, violation of labour and residence laws. In Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Sweden, Serbia, South Africa and Russia 68 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of murder, drug trafficking, theft, rape, illegal stay, forgery and others.

In Spain 146 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of sexual assault, financial fraud, theft violation of foreign citizen law, drug trafficking and murder and in Sri Lanka 56 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of drug trafficking, fake currency and forgery.

In Switzerland, Singapore, Tajikistan and Thailand 75 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of murder, fake currency, drug trafficking and forgery.

In Turkey 60 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of illegal eatery and on the other side 335 Pakistani prisoners are in United Kingdom jails in offence of violence, sexual offence, theft, fraud, rape and murder.

In United States 102 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of immigration violation, sexual assault, murder, overstay, illegal eatery, fraud, theft and marriage fraud.

In Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen 19 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of murder, drug trafficking, violation of regulations of the trade and illegal stay.

In UAE (Abu Dhabi) 1800 Pakistani prisoners are in jails in offence of illegal stay, drug trafficking, forgery, fraud, theft and traffic violation.
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Date:Sep 11, 2013
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