Jail inmates at Larkana go berserk over suspension of superintendent
The administration of Larkana jail felt completely helpless as prisoners turned violent on Friday following the suspension of Superintendent Liaquat Ali Pirzado over charges of corruption and demanding ransom, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Pirzado, who had been suspended on Thursday (July 8), was directed to report to the Sindh Home Department.
Carrying mobile phones in their hands, the prisoners climbed to the jail’s rooftop, gathered woods and clothes and set them alight.
The prisoners venting their anger at Pirzado’s suspension demanded his reinstatement, while Nawab Solangi, the other group leader, in a talk to the media revealed that the suspended superintendent used to demand Rs10, 000 in bribe for shifting jail inmates from one barrack to the other. “Not only that, the jail administration under Pirzado also used to take bribe for the provision of facilities to inmates,” he alleged, and said that he and members of his group wanted an honest and upright person to be the jail superintendent.
Reporter Abdul Khaliq Mugheeri