Transfer of Bagram-return prisoner to Lahore ordered

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered transfer of a prisoner from Sahiwal Jail to Lahore for medical treatment, as the jail authorities informed the court that the prisoner was mentally ill and needed treatment.

A single LHC bench comprised of Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan was hearing the case. Petitioner Sultana Noon in her plea said that Iftikhar was among the 13 prisoners released by the US authorities from the Bagram Airbase of Afghanistan. The Interior Affairs Ministry transferred the released men to an undisclosed location soon after their release.

Later, 11 of them were released on court orders but Iftikhar was imprisoned at the Sahiwal Jail under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO). The court issued orders for the transfer of Iftikhar to the Fountain House in Lahore from Sahiwal for the medical treatment.

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