Islamabad, June 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of terminally ill prisoners confined in all prisons of Pakistan. This notice has been taken in the backdrop of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar visit to Central Prison, Karachi on 12th May, 2018, where certain such prisoners had been confined.
On taking notice of the matter by his lordship, a few of such prisoners were released, while the Jail Superintendent was directed to put up the cases of other such convicted prisoners before the concerned authority for considering the possibility of pre-mature release in accordance with prison rules. Furthermore, certain others were advised to seek remedies from the courts where their cases were pending.
Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan has now further called reports with regard to ninety-one terminally ill prisoners with life threatening diseases, confined in prisons throughout Pakistan and has issued notices to Advocate General, Chief Secretaries, Home Secretaries, Health Secretaries, and Inspectors General (Prisons) of all the Provinces for hearing on 12.06.2018 (Tuesday) at Supreme Court Branch Registry, Lahore.
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