Madinah court sentences six Pakistanis for disrespecting Masjid-e-Nabwi

RIYADH (INN) – A Madinah court has found six Pakistanis guilty of disrespecting Masjid-e-Nabwi (the Prophet’s Mosque) by shouting slogan during the visit of Pakistani ministers in April.

Three of the accused were sentenced to 10 years in prison, each. Rest were handed eight years imprisonment. Those who have been sentenced to 10 years include Ans, Irshad and Muhammad Saleem. Others have been identified as Khawaja Luqman, Muhammad Afzala and Ghulam Muhammad.

The court imposed fine of 20,000 Riyals on each of them and has confiscated their mobile phones.

Several Pakistani pilgrims had heckled federal ministers Marriyum Aurangzeb and Shahzain Bugti at Prophet’s Mosque after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif landed in Madinah to start his three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia.

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