Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Government Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Tuesday said that an accord is expected with Saudi Arabia for the release of Pakistani prisoners incarcerated there for petty offences.

Speaking at the ‘Unity of Ummah Conference’, held here under the aegis of Pakistan Ulema Council, the minister reiterated that Pakistan would not allow any country to use its soil for war against other country.

“We will continue to play the role as a mediator to reduce tension among Muslim states including Saudi Arabia and Iran,” he said.

He said providing security to all citizens and clerics irrespective of their sect was the responsibility of the state.

“Unfortunately, in Pakistan processions and prayers are held under the guns, but in western countries everybody is free to go to the mosques,” he said.

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