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LHC CJ visits jail, orders release of 32 prisoners

May 27, 2020

LAHORE: On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Qasim Ali Khan visited the Central Jail, Kot Lakhpat.

Registrar, Lahore High Court, Khan Bahadur Khan, District & Sessions Judge Qaiser Nazir Butt, Punjab IG Prisons Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig and DIG Prisons Lahore Region Mubashar Ahmed Khan also accompanied him. Chief Justice checked special food in kitchen that was prepared for the prisoners. He inspected female ward of prisoners and distributed Eid gifts among women and children. He went to the jail hospital and distributed special gifts among psychiatric patients.

The CJ ordered to release 32 prisoners jailed in petty cases, immediately. The chief justice in his address informed about the steps taken by Lahore High Court for early release of the prisoners. He expressed his satisfaction over the facilities provided to the prisoners by Punjab Prisons Department.

CJ Qasim Ali Khan ordered to send the lists along with medical record of male & female, bounded in lock-up and other prisoners affected by fatal diseases, so that progress could be made in these cases. Earlier, DIG Prisons Lahore Region Mubashar Ahmed Khan briefed about the projects initiated by the Punjab Prisons Department for the welfare of prisoners.