PM for early release of under-trial female prisoners as per SC order
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that he has asked for immediate implementation of Supreme Court order No 299/2020 for the release of under-trial women prisoners and convicted women prisoners who fulfill the criteria of the apex court order.
In a tweet, he said: “After a meeting with the Ministry of Human Rights, Attorney General and Barrister Ali Zafar, I have asked for immediate implementation of the SC order.”
After a mtg with @mohrpakistan, Attorney General & Barrister Ali Zafar, I have asked for immediate implementation of SC order 299/2020 for release of Under Trial women prisoners & convicted women prisoners who fulfill criteria of SC Order.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 2, 2020
The Prime Minister said, “I have also asked for immediate reports on foreign women prisoners and women on death row for humanitarian consideration.”
Ministry of Human Rights Secretary Rabiya Javeri Agha in a tweet said, “Masha’allah what an amazing decision for the poor incarcerated women of Pakistan. Shout out also to Shireen Mazari and the MOHR team for a substantive report on women in jails.”
Last month, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari presented a report titled “Plight of Women in Pakistan’s Prisons” to the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
This Report will be on our MOHR website and available to everyone. Our earlier Report for the IHC on overall state of Pak prisons and reforms needed is already available on MOHR website. https://t.co/ckJ6AgxjhJ— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 27, 2020