Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the release of about 2,107 Pakistani prisoners from the kingdom’s jails during a high-profile visit to Islamabad,

 

Huge Pakistanis travel to the Middle East every year, with many working on construction sites or as domestic helpers. The remittances they send back are vital for the Pakistani economy.

 

The crown prince had “ordered the immediate release of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners”, after a request by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in a post on Twitter.