Musharraf contacts Saudi Arabia official regarding release of Pakistani family

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Lahore, July 5 (ANI): Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf has reportedly contacted the concerned authorities in the Saudi Arabia regarding the release of a Pakistani family, which has been detained there on charges of drug trafficking.

According to sources, the Saudi authorities told Musharraf that justice would be done to the family and a substantial step in this regard would be taken within the next 48 hours.

Musharraf had recently assured the that he would use his 'influence' with the Saudi Arabian government to get them released.

The family was detained after Saudi customs officials found heroin concealed in the slippers of their luggage, The Daily Times reports.

The family has repeatedly claimed innocence, and insisted that their travel agent had given the slippers to them.

Their travel agent, Syed Sarwat Hussain, is already in police custody in Karachi. (ANI)

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