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CRC will provide legal aid to women prisoners

CRC will provide legal aid to women prisoners

FAISALABAD – A delegation of Child Rights Committee (CRC) visited the district jail to have a firsthand knowledge of the minor children being brought up in prison cells under the care of their mothers.
The CRC is a social welfare organisation working in coordination with Society for the Protection of Rights of Children (SPORC). The visit aimed at focusing on the wellbeing of the children who are living in jails just to stay in the loving laps of their mothers. The programme was

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

Thailand returns 8 Pakistani prisoners

ISLAMABAD – Eight Pakistani prisoners in Thailand were formally handed over to Pakistan’s Ambassador to Thailand Sohail Mahmood by Thailand’s Director General of the Department of Corrections Chartchai Suthiklom under the agreement on “Cooperation in the Transfer of Offenders and Enforcement of Penal Sentences” on Tuesday.
“This transfer represents close cooperation between Pakistan and Thailand,” foreign office statement said. The agreement on the transfer of offenders was

India returns 76 Pakistani prisoners

LAHORE – Seventy-six Pakistani prisoners, including two women and two children, were handed over to Pakistan Rangers at Wagha Border by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF)on Tuesday.
These prisoners were detained because of various charges including over-stay, tempering visa and illegal border crossing and were released by Indian government some days ago.
The Edhi Foundation Lahore provided food, packets of juice, fruits and biscuits to the prisoners.

Condemned prisoners getting new lease of life

KARACHI: Prisons in Sindh are facing a shortage of executioners or jallads and no death row prisoner has been hanged for the last couple of years, but the authorities are reluctant to fill the vacant posts.
The posts of executioners have been vacant for more than a decade now, well-placed sources in the prison department told Pakistan Today.
At least 25,000 prisoners are serving their terms in around 20 prisons of the province even though their total capacity is 9,541. There

Let your prisoners meet families, SC tells agencies

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the lawyer for intelligence agencies to arrange a meeting of the 11 missing prisoners of the Adiala Jail – who were now in their custody – with their families.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a petition against the mysterious disappearance of the Adiala jail inmates facing terrorism charges after their acquittal by a trial court.

Spy agencies submit statement to SC on 11 prisoners

ISLAMABAD – Intelligence agencies submitted a written statement before the Supreme Court regarding the 11 prisoners, who had been missing from the Adiyala Jail Rawalpindi since their acquittal on terrorism charges, a private TV channel reported on Friday.
Advocate Raja Muhammad Irshad, counsel for the Inter-Services Intelligence and the Military Intelligence, submitted the statement before the three-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry,

Missing prisoners are in ISI, MI’s custody, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The country’s top intelligence agencies on Thursday conceded before the Supreme Court that 11 missing inmates of the Adiala Jail were in their custody and being tried under the Army Act.
When a three-member SC bench, comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, resumed hearing the case of the 11 missing prisoners, Raja Muhammad Irshad, counsel for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and

Missing prisoners – Agencies claim ‘major breakthrough’

ISLAMABAD: Intelligence officials met Attorney General Anwarul Haq in his office on Tuesday and told him that there was a major breakthrough in the case of 11 missing inmates of Adiala Jail, sources told Pakistan Today.
They said just after the meeting, the attorney general filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of the missing prisoners’ case, fixed for hearing on December 13. According to the sources, the attorney general stated in his application that

Missing prisoners not in agencies’ custody – Spy masters say they can’t be taken to court

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General Anwarul Haq on Wednesday submitted a reply in the Supreme Court Registrar’s Office on behalf of chiefs of intelligence agencies, who said they or the agencies they were heading could not be made respondents in constitutional petitions.
The heads of the intelligence agencies also said in the reply that the 11 prisoners who went missing from Adiala Jail were not in their custody, adding that petitions filed by legal heirs of the missing prisoners or

Case of missing prisoners – ISI, MI and IB chiefs sent notice

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Friday issued directions to the heads of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Military Intelligence to submit their comments by November 25 on the disappearance of 11 prisoners from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.
The bench consisting of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing a case of 11 prisoners who went missing from Adiala Jail, after allegedly being

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

Britain considers letting prisoners vote

LONDON: Britain is considering ending a 140-year-old ban on prisoners voting, to comply with European law, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.
Britain has been forced to look at ways to give about 70,000 prisoners voting rights since the ban was declared unlawful in 2004 by the European Court of Human Rights, but the process stalled at the general election in May this year.
The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, which came to power after the

SC summons Punjab CS over prisoners’ abduction

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Monday summoned the Punjab chief secretary for today (Tuesday) to explain why 11 prisoners, allegedly abducted from Adiala Jail, could not be recovered so far.
The bench consisting of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a case involving the alleged abduction of 11 prisoners involved in heinous crimes from Adiala Jail by intelligence agencies.
The

SC will hear Adiala Jail prisoners’ case today

Masood Rehman
ISLAMABAD
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

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