Detainees should be allowed to meet family: SHC directs

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed In-charge Mitharam Hostel to arrange detainee’s meeting with their families after the court’s certified order.

SHC bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat directed In-charge of Mitharam hostel, which is being used as a sub-jail for detained person for interrogation, to make sure family members’ meeting with their detained relatives.

The bench observed that the court has received number of complaints from family members of many detained persons that in-charge of Mithram hostel is not allowing them to meet with their detained relatives despite the court’s order.

The court in its order stated that sub-jail authority is directed to arrange meetings of detained persons with their families as per jail manual after seeing a certified court’s order. “If same complaint is received again, Inference would be drawn against the jail authority in accordance to law”, the order stated.

SHC bench was hearing a petition filed by a wife of a detained, Zeeshan Baig, who initially sought the whereabouts of her husband. After the law enforcement agencies showed Baig’s arrest, the family members now wanted to meet him.

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