Punjab Minister for Prisons Fayazul Hassan Chauhan said on Monday that it was the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to show compassion for prisoners and to take care of their self-esteem.
“Not doing so would be tantamount to disobeying him,” he said while addressing a Milad programme at Adiala Jail. The minister said that Allah was merciful and the door to repentance was always open for every human being.
He urged that inmates should vow to spend their lives in line with the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Chauhan recalled how the last messenger rescued humans from the shackles of worldly slavery and made them subservient to only one God - rendering individuals accountable to Him alone.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 19th, 2021.
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