Lahore: 207 prisoners released after special pardon
LAHORE: As many as 207 prisoners were released from the Camp Jail, Lahore, on Saturday on the directions of LHC Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry to give special pardon to those involved in minor offences.
Member Inspection Team (MIT) of LHC Sardar Ahmed Naeem, accompanied by two additional MITs Khakhan Babar and Ashtar Abbas and District and Sessions Judge (D&SJ) Lahore Mujahid Mustaqim, visited the jail and passed the release orders on the spot.
The lucky prisoners included 175 prisoners involved in minor offences while 32 others who benefited by the three months remission being on the verge of completing their jail term.
The inspector general of prisons Punjab and Camp Jail superintendent who were present to welcome the LHC officers also announced three months remission for 70 prisoners. They would be released later after completion of certain requirements. The released prisoners walked out of the jail gates in presence LHC officers who advised them not to indulge in any crime in future.
Later, the LHC officers inspected the jail’s kitchen, hospital, various barracks, and the steel shed for meetings between prisoners and families.
The officers found that cleanliness arrangements and quality and quantity of food for inmates was satisfactory. The jail doctors informed the LHC officers that in the outdoor patient department of the jail, about 500 prisoners were checked daily and they were also given medicines. They also told the LHC officers that laboratory, X-Rays, ultrasound and ECG facilities were also available.