KARACHI - Mufti Mohammad Naeem, head of Binoria seminary, on Sunday exhorted Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad to play his role for the release of the Pakistanis detained in Saudi prisons.

He said that several innocent Pakistanis were detained in Saudia Arabia on false charge of theft, adding that it was the responsibility of the govt to protect its pilgrims. He criticised the role of the Pakistani ambassador to Kingdom Saudia Arabia, saying that two days ago he met with the Saudia interior minister but did not raise the issue. He appealed to the governor to use his influence like he did for the recovery of the Pakistani prisoners from Somali pirates. Naeem also said that Mohammad Rameez, Maulana Tariq Bin Niaz and other detained Pakistani needed “our help”.

Arrests of innocent people in Quetta draw MQM concerns:  Muttahida Qaumi Movement Coordination Committee member Yousuf Shahwani expressed grave concerns on the arrest of innocent people in a search operation in Quetta.

Shahwani demanded immediate release of all these people, observing that such actions would only provoke the people.

He said that the law and order situation in Balochistan was continuously diluting and called on the government to take notice of the arrests of innocent persons. He also called for concrete steps for protection of the citizens.