Jail visit: ‘Rights of women in prisons should be protected’

Published: April 18, 2015

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Punjab Commission for Women’s Rights Chairperson Fauzia Waqar on said Friday police should ensure legal aid, medical facilities and a secure environment for women jailed over domestic disputes.    Talking to Rahim Yar Khan Jail Superintendent Nadeem Sheikh during a visit to the district jail, Darul Aman and a working women’s hostel, she said rights of women prisoners and their children should be protected. Social Welfare District Officer Safdar Hussain Warraich briefed her on skills training for women prisoners. He said a teacher and a tailor had been hired for this purpose. He said indoor sports facilities for children were also available at jail premises. He said a building had been rented for Rs70,000 per month by the Social Welfare Department, where 13 working women had been housed. He said they were each paying Rs800.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2015.

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