PM praises committee over prison reform package’s report

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Barrister Syed Ali Zafar and the members of the Prisoners’ Aid Committee over finalizing a report on the prison reforms’ package.

PM Imran Khan, in his Twitter message, praised the efforts of the prisoners’ aid committee for tabling a report for effective prison reforms. He said, “It will ensure greater public safety & rehab of prisoners on the principle that a prison sentence does not imply deprivation of human rights.”

It is pertinent to mention here that PM Khan had directed Prisoners Aid Committee on August 5 for formulating a mechanism to support those prisoners facing jail terms in minor crimes. A mechanism was sought by the premier to provide assistance to the underprivileged prisoners.

It emerged earlier that PM Khan had ordered to collect a complete record of prisoners including women, elderly and disabled persons by conducting a survey of all jails after constituting the aid committee comprising secretary interior, provincial home secretaries, inspectors general of jails and other stakeholders.

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