The Saudi crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS) was urged by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to act kindly and release the Pakistanis detained in the riots incident back in April.
At the request of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Saudi Arabia’s Prime Minister and Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, authorised the release of all Pakistanis imprisoned for the crime of rioting at the Prophet’s Mosque.
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Three Pakistanis — Khawaja Luqman, Muhammad Afzal, and Ghulam Muhammad — were given eight years in prison by a Madinah court earlier this year. The sanctity of the sacred mosque was violated, and three further Pakistani residents, Anas, Arshad, and Muhammad Saleem, were given six years in prison for their roles in the mayhem.
“I am deeply grateful to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Salman, who — on my request — ordered the release of the Pakistanis arrested in Saudi Arabia for the April 2022 incident,” the premier wrote on Twitter expressing his gratitude.
میں سعودی ولی عہد جناب محمد بن سلمان کا تہہ دل سے شکر گزار ہوں کہ جنہوں نے میری درخواست پر سعودی عرب میں اپریل 2022 کے واقعے پر گرفتار پاکستانیوں کی رہائی کا حکم دیا۔ الّلہ تعالی سے دعا ہے کہ وہ ہمیں ایک دوسرے کی غلطیوں پر درگزر کرنے والا بہتر مسلمان بنائے۔
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) October 26, 2022
“We pray to Allah Almighty to make us better Muslims who forgive each other’s mistakes,” he added.
When PM Shahbaz and his team entered the mosque to pay their respects at the Roza-e-Rasool in April, a number of protesters who were purportedly affiliated with the PTI began chanting loudly against the PM and his delegation as soon as they arrived (PBUH).
When PM Shahbaz and his entourage arrived at the mosque, the demonstrators began yelling “chor, chor (thieves)” when they watched the film’s premiere. They also harassed and yelled offensive things at Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb.
The Jamoori Watan Party (JWP) leader and Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Shahzain Bugti was also mistreated by the demonstrators, who yanked his hair. The protesters continued to record the entire incident on their phones.