Pakistani prisoners pardoned ahead of Eid holidays
More than 400 Pakistani prisoners in the UAE have been pardoned ahead of the Eid holidays.
The Pakistani Consulate in Dubai has thanked authorities for the decision, which will see the men reunited with their families for Eid Al Fitr.
Fundraising efforts from the consulate and other philanthropists have also helped raise enough money to buy air tickets for the former inmates to go back home.
Financial assistance, Eid packages and legal assistance have also been offered to a further 350 Pakistani nationals in need.