Stringent measures: K-P restricts movement of prisoners

The measures are being taken after the DI Khan jailbreak where nearly 250 prisoners escaped.


News Desk August 05, 2013

The Home and Tribal Affairs department on Monday asked for thorough examination before inter-provincial transfers of convicted prisoners, said an official notification.

In light of reports obtained from inspector general of police (prisons) in Khyber-Pakhutunkhwa, the provincial government has adopted a policy to restrict the transfer of prisoners from other provinces except in cases where prisoners have been summoned for pending cases in K-P courts. Jails in the province are also overcrowded, adding to security risks.

Keeping this in view, cases pertaining to inter-provincial transfers would be duly considered and processed once the situation in the prisons of K-P improves. The measures are being taken after the DI Khan jailbreak where nearly 250 prisoners escaped.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2013.

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