PM orders immediate release of under trial women prisoners

PM orders immediate release of under trial women prisoners

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the relevant authorities to make arrangements for the immediate release of under trial women prisoners and convicted women prisoners who fulfill criteria of Supreme Court 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,” PM Khan said in a series of tweet.

“I have also asked for immediate reports on foreign women prisoners & women on death row for humanitarian consideration,” the premier added.

The prime minister was referring to an interim order issued in April, in which the apex court had directed the government to release prisoners suffering from a physical or mental illness, under-trial prisoners who were 55 or older, male under-trial prisoners who had not been convicted in the past as well as female and juvenile prisoners.