Pakistanis jailed for raising slogans against PM Shahbaz Sharif in Saudi mosque, fined

Pakistanis jailed for raising slogans against PM Shahbaz Sharif in Saudi mosque, fined

A Saudi court has convicted six Pakistanis for desecrating Medina's Masjid-e-Nabwi by raising slogans against Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Of these, three have been sentenced to ten years each and the rest eight years in jail.

The Saudi court delivered the decision on Thursday. All the six Pakistanis found guilty have also been fined two lakh riyals each.

Let us inform you that Prime Minister Shahbaz made a three-day visit to Saudi in April last. During this visit, he also visited the Masjid-e-Nabwi in Medina. On the mosque premises, some people raised derogatory slogans against Shahbaz and his delegation. The protesters had called Shahbaz a thief. While objectionable slogans were also raised against Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb, who was in the delegation.

Its video went viral. The people shouting slogans were said to be activists of Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

All six were found guilty of blasphemy in Haram-e-Medina, according to a Saudi court. Anas, Irshad, and Muhammad Saleem were sentenced to 10 years, while Khwaja Luqman, Muhammad Afzal, and Ghulam Muhammad were sentenced to 8 years.

Significantly, this matter came during the first three-day official visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to Saudi Arabia. Dozens of officials and political leaders were accompanying the Prime Minister of Pakistan on his Saudi visit.

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