All make speeches but do nothing when comes in power: CJ IHC
ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Commission (HRC) has filed report in Islamabad High Court (IHC) on corruption and torture in Adiala Jail. Report has revealed that corruption is prevalent in jail and prisoners are subjected to torture.
Court has directed Secretary Human Rights Commission to appear before it today in person. Chief Justice (CJ) IHC Athar Minallah has remarked that all deliver speeches but they do nothing when they come to power. Whosoever gives money uses mobile phone in jail and meets others.
Have prisoners who are poor no rights. CJ IHC remarked if a complaint of any prisoner comes court will take very serious action. Adiala Jail authorities said jail has capacity to accommodate 2,100 prisoners but 2,600 prisoners are there in jail. Court expressing annoyance remarked this is biggest violation of human rights. Executive have to correct jail and first application of corruption tales with reference to jail has not come. CJ IHC remarked court will now get hold investigation into this matter and what is happening in jails is known to you and all.
Published in The Daily National Courier, September, 23 2022