New policy to restrict political prisoners’ meeting

Only family members of imprisoned political inmates will be allowed to meet them


KHALID RASHEED July 04, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Punjab government has formulated a detailed policy for the imprisoned political leaders willing to meet their family members and others appointing jail superintendent as the final authority.

Sources affiliated with the home department informed that only family members of imprisoned political inmates will be allowed to meet them.

The families of captive leaders including former premier Nawaz Sharif, PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique, Khawaja Salman Rafique, Sibtain Khan, Rana Sanaullah and others will be able to meet their families on fixed days as per the jail manual.

The members of concerned political parties and those other than family members will have to contact the jail superintendent for meeting, according to the rules and regulations.

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Sources in the government said that the policy had been devised after several requests from different political personalities were received by the home department for meeting Nawaz Sharif.

Sources added that the same policy will apply to those inmates who are from bureaucracy.

Meanwhile, sources informed that former provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah has not filed any petition for getting B-class in the prison.

It was told that B-class cannot be given to the accused in the cases related to drugs and narcotics, as per the rules of jail.

COMMENTS (1)

sohail ahmad | 2 years ago | Reply This is good policy and much be checked and monitored properly. Corruption and misuse and abuse of power mus be checked in the prisons. The salaries of the jail staff is lower than the other law enforcement agencies and that is one of the reason behind their corruption.
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