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Overcrowded prisons

Pakistan’s jails are overcrowded and packed beyond capacity. Despite several reform committees formed and recommendations for improvements including building more prisons and increasing the minuscule budgets, little has changed over the years. According to a recent report submitted by the

1,245 Pakistanis released from Saudi Arabia jails this year

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia released 1,245 Pakistani prisoners from its jails this year, the prime minister’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis told Arab News, adding that Pakistani representatives were in touch with the Saudi government for the release of many others.