ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Friday ordered to launch prisoners, accused of minor crimes, on private surety from the Adiala Jail within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah has appointed the federal capital’s deputy commissioner because the focal particular person to determine prisoners eligible for launch on bail.
Justice Minallah dominated that if a prisoner can not prepare private surety, the federal government will make the required preparations.
Whereas listening to the carried out listening to on a case about 1,362 prisoners being incarcerated in overcrowded jails, Justice Minallah stated that the Adiala Jail can home 2,500 folks whereas over 5,000 inmates are at present crammed in its slim cells.
IHC chief justice directed the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat to nominate an officer to supervise issues about surety bonds of the detainees.
Earlier than releasing a prisoner, correct screening shall be carried out by officers nominated by the Ministry of Nationwide Well being Companies or the Director Normal (Well being), Authorities of Pakistan, because the case could also be.
Printed in The Specific Tribune, March 21st, 2020.