Tag Archives: Jail

Davis sent to jail on judicial remand

Davis sent to jail on judicial remand

LAHORE: Model Town Courts Judicial Magistrate Aneeq Choudhary on Friday sent US consulate employee Raymond Allen Davis to jail on judicial remand till February 25.
Earlier, prosecution produced the accused before court after the police wrapped up a double murder investigation during the 14-day physical remand into the shootings of two Pakistani nationals, Faizan and Faheem at Qurtaba Chowk on January 27. A case has been registered against Davis in Lyyton Road Police Station for

Taliban rule the roost in Peshawar jail

PESHAWAR – More than 160 Taliban militants have established a state within state in the Central Jail Peshawar, one of the major prisons of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In these circumstances, the presence of notorious extremists has deprived the death cells’ inmates of joining their loved ones for sometime in according with decision of the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Judicial Committee.
The Judicial Committee, with the CJP in the chair, in its meeting on September 4 last year

Call to set up drug treatment centre in jail

GUJRANWALA – Gujranwala Central Jail Superintendent Malik Zia-ud-Din has requested the Punjab IG prisons to sanction a drug treatment centre in the jail for addicted prisoners. In a letter, the superintendent revealed that Gujranwala District and Sessions Judge Kazim Raza Shamsi and Hafizabad DSJ Sheikh Muhammad Yousaf, during their visit to the jail on October 27, 2010, had ordered the establishment of such centre due to the miserable condition of the addicts.
He said Mian Afzal

Punishment for misusing loudspeaker enhanced to one year in jail

ISLAMABAD – The Senate on Friday passed a bill to amend the West Pakistan Regulation and Control of Loudspeakers and Sound Amplifiers Ordinance, 1965, in its application to the Islamabad Capital Territory which provides a mechanism to control misuse of amplifiers and loudspeakers.
The new bill, The West Pakistan Regulation and Control of Loudspeakers and Sound Amplifiers (Amendment) Bill, 2010, would serve as a major deterrent to the growing sectarianism. Religious leaders

Punjab govt might shift Aasia to Multan jail

LAHORE – The Punjab government is deliberating on shifting blasphemy convict Aasia Bibi to the Multan jail, as a measure to arrange better security for her, sources told Pakistan Today. The matter was taken up in a high profile meeting at the Punjab Assembly Secretariat on Wednesday. The meeting chaired by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah was also attended by the IGP, prisons IG, home secretary and other senior officials.
The meeting was convened considering sensitivity of the

Peshawar jail becomes a safe haven for militants

PESHAWAR – Whatsoever may be the claim or justification by the rulers, it is a fact that Peshawar Central Jail has become a “safe haven” for the militants.
The militants have established a state within the state and are forcing prisoners, particularly criminals, to join them. Some highly-placed sources told Pakistan Today that around 170 militants had formed a pressure group inside Peshawar Central Jail. Of them 90 are very active members of different wings of Tehrik-e-Taliban

Not a paisa released for jail reforms

KARACHI – The jail reforms proposed by President Asif Ali Zardari – Benazir Prison Reform Package – seem to have hit a snag as the Sindh government has not made any progress on the plan even after the passage of more than two years.
Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that the Finance Department has not released a single paisa for the proposed reforms despite repeated attempts by the prisons department for the release of funds.
In October 2008, President Zardari had

SC disposes of case of 11 missing prisoners of Adiala Jail

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of the case of 11 missing inmates of Adiala Jail, now in custody of spy agencies, after it was assured by the intelligence agencies that arrangements had been made to facilitate meetings of the prisoners with their families.
Raja Muhammad Irshad, lawyer for intelligence agencies, told a three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, that arrangement for

Khodorkovsky gets 14-year jail term

MOSCOW – A Moscow judge handed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a 14 year jail term Thursday in his second trial on money laundering and embezzlement charges, an AFP correspondent reported.
Taking into account time served since his first arrest in 2003, this means that the Yukos oil company founder and his co-defendant Platon Lebedev will stay in jail until 2017, Russian news agencies said.
The defence, which has vowed to appeal the conviction, has yet to comment on the

Find Adiala Jail prisoners by Nov 10, orders SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Punjab chief secretary to positively recover the 11 missing prisoners of Adiala Jail by November 10 and submit a compliance report before it by the set date.
The directives came after a daily situation report (DSR) was presented before the apex court by the Rawalpindi Police Special Branch, which unveiled facts about the whereabouts of the 11 missing prisoners. The DSR also exposed the Punjab police and bureaucracy for hiding

SC will hear Adiala Jail prisoners’ case today

Masood Rehman
A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench will hear today a case pertaining to the alleged abduction of 11 prisoners – involved in heinous crimes – from Adiala jail by intelligence agencies.
The bench comprises Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday.
Their version:
Punjab home secretary, Punjab inspector general of prisons and the Rawalpindi district

John sentenced to 15 days in jail

Bollywood actor John Abraham was sentenced to fifteen days’ simple imprisonment yesterday in a 2006 accident case, but was immediately released on bail of Rs1500 by a court here.
The Bandra Magistrate court also imposed a fine of Rs1500 on him. Abraham’s motorbike had skidded and knocked down two persons in suburban Khan on April 7, 2006.
He himself then took the injured persons – Shyam Kasbe and Tanmay Majhi – to the hospital. The duo was discharged later. The actor too

George Michael released from jail

George Michael has regained his freedom. The wayward singer was released from jail Monday after serving almost four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs.
Michael thanked those who had supported him while he was jailed and said, ‘I just want to start again.’
The former ‘Wham!’ singer received an eight-week sentence on Sept. 14 for crashing his car into a London photo shop in July while high on prescription drugs and marijuana.
The judge ordered Michael to serve