Islamabad, August 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, Khan Hasham bin Saddique visited “Shumaisy Detention Centre”, Jeddah that houses expatriates undergoing a deportation process. He was accompanied by Pakistan’s Consul General in Jeddah, Shehryar Akbar Khan and Consul Muhammad Hassan, says a press release received here today from Jeddah. The Ambassador was received by Director General of the Detention Centre and was briefed about functioning and facilities at the centre. The officials at the Centre described various steps taken to fast-track the deportation process.
The Ambassador appreciated and thanked Saudi government for making good arrangements of housing, medical and food for deportees. Presently, there are approximately fifteen hundred Pakistanis detained in the Centre. The Ambassador also visited various barracks in the Centre and interacted with Pakistani detainees.
Pakistani inmates shared their problems with the Ambassador, who assured them of all possible assistance by the Embassy, Consulate General and their staff. While appreciating the efforts of the Consul General and his staff, the Ambassador urged them to continue and intensify their efforts to facilitate the Pakistani detainees and resolve their legitimate concerns. He asked the Consulate General to judiciously utilize all available resources with a view to ameliorating the hardships of Pakistani detainees.
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