ISLAMABAD: Planning and Improvement Minister Asad Umar mentioned on Thursday Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued directives for devising a coverage to let out inmates above 65 years of age.
Taking to the favored micro-blogging web site Twitter, he termed the prime minister’s choice to work out a coverage to free over 65-year previous prisoners who’re poor, sick and never going through jail time period in a critical offence is a step in the direction of a Pakistan the place the federal government’s prime precedence is the welfare of the downtrodden phase of society, not the highly effective and well-off.
وزیراعظم کا فیصلہ کے 65 سال سے زیادہ عمر کے غریب قیدی جو بیمار ہیں اور کسی گھناؤنے جرم کے مرتکب نہیں، ان کو رہا کرنے کی پالیسی بنائی جائے، ایک اور قدم ہے ایک ایسے پاکستان کی طرف جس میں حکومت کی اولین ترجیح ملک کا کمزور طبقہ ہے نا کے طاقتور اور دولتمند
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) November 21, 2019
Earlier, on Nov 19, the federal cupboard accorded in-principle approval for extending reduction to over 65-year previous prisoners and juvenile concerned in petty crimes and sick inmates who couldn’t be handled in jails.
Briefing media individuals in regards to the cupboard assembly chaired by the prime minister, Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Data and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had mentioned the information of such prisoners was being collected from the provinces.
She mentioned the cupboard was knowledgeable that the committee on jail reforms would current its report within the subsequent assembly.