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Saudi Arabia executes Pakistani couple over ‘drugs charges’

Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed a Pakistani couple after it was found “guilty of smuggling heroin” into the Islamic Kingdom.

In a statement, Kingdom’s interior ministry announced Muhammad Mustafa and Fatima Ijaz, husband and wife, were executed after being found guilty by its courts for “smuggling a quantity of heroin”.

The case was referred to the court where an investigation led to the indictment of the accused, said the Saudi ministry, adding that the punishment was also supported by the court of appeals as well as the supreme court.

Therefore, the ministry said, a royal order to implement the death sentences were issued, and the duo were executed in Jeddah.



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