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5 arrested for insulting Pakistanis in Prophet’s Mosque courtyard

April 29, 2022



Saudi Gazette report

MADINAH —
The police in Madinah have arrested five Pakistanis for insulting and abusing a woman and her companions of Pakistani nationality also in the courtyard of the Prophet’s Mosque.

The spokesman of the Madinah Police said that they were referred to the competent authorities after legal procedures were completed against them.

He added that their actions contradict the sanctity of the place and impact the safety of visitors and worshipers.

After Pakistan’s new prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, kicked off his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia as the premier of the country, by visiting Madinah, videos have emerged of a group of people chanting slogans against the Pakistani delegation while visiting the Prophet's Mosque on Thursday.

Pakistan's federal minister of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and member of the National Assembly Shahzain Bugti were seen in the video among others, escorted by security personals to enter the Prophet's Mosque.


April 29, 2022
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