SC constitutes committee for jail reforms
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a judicial committee to formulate recommendations for the improvement of the deteriorating condition of jails and prisoners and directed them to submit a report by May 10.
The committee would compromise of the attorney general of Pakistan and all four provincial advocate generals.
The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Mian Muhammad Ajmal, Justice Hamid Ali Mirza and Justice Falak Sher set up a Jail Reforms Committee while hearing an appeal filed by the Sindh government against a suo motu notice of the Sindh High Court in which it had ordered the Sindh government to bring instant reforms in the jails. Justice Mian Muhammad Ajmal said the bench regretted the deteriorating conditions in the country’s jails and the plight of prisoners. He said press reports frequently hinted at the sordid state of jails but the situation was getting worse. —Staff Report