KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Sunday approved a proposal to release about 4,000 convicts from prison in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the province’s jails.
The summary is yet to be approved by the Sindh cabinet, following which the prisoners would be released.
Earlier, the inspector general of prisons sent a letter bearing the suggestion to the home minister, who forwarded it to the chief minister.
Pakistan’s coronavirus cases currently stand at 1,556 after the confirmation of new cases. 28 people have so far recovered from the disease whereas 16 have died.