ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Human Rights Ansar Burney Thursday announced two months remission in the imprisonment of prisoners involved in ordinary crimes.On the special directives of the Human Rights Minister, the Inspector Generals Prisons of the four provinces have given a remission of two months for prisoners. This relaxation is in addition to the one usually announced by the President on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
It may be recalled that the Minister for Human Rights has recently concluded his tour of visits to the prisons of Punjab. During his visit to camp jail Lahore, Burney came to know about an eight years old boy, Imran Rashid who was imprisoned on the charges of kidnapping for ransom. He took serious notice of this case and ordered immediate release of the juvenile prisoner. The boy has been released and an inquiry has been ordered by the Minister against those police officials who booked the boy in the above mentioned case.
Caretaker Minister for Human Rights has also issued directives that reports should be prepared by the provinces regarding those prisoners who have completed their sentences and are not released due to their inability to pay fines. He has said that the Ministry for Human Rights will pay their fines on humanitarian grounds.-SANA