Of the 6,337 Pakistanis detained in various countries, 712 of them are in India, according to The Nation.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Thursday informed the Senate that 5,136 of these 6,337 have been convicted, while the remaining detainees are under trial.
The highest number of Pakistanis (1,228) had been detained in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Foreign Office informed the House in a written reply to a question.
A majority of Pakistani prisoners (2145) had been detained under the charges of drug trafficking, it was further informed.
The House was also informed that 40 posts of BPS-17 were vacant in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while 22 non-career diplomats were appointed in Pakistan’s missions abroad.