Ratodero, Sindh: Following the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Additional Chief Secretary Home, Sindhi Waseem Ahmed and Secretary Health Inamullah Dharejo visited Central Jail Larkana on Saturday and enquired about conditions of the inmates.
They found one Nazir Nagraj, a convict in murder case and suffering from HIV AIDS, in a precarious condition at the jail clinic. They directed the jail authorities to shift him to the Chandka Medical College Hospital for treatment.
The officials noticed another prisoner Mashooq Bhatti, sentenced to 25 year imprisonment in a murder case, who was a TB patient and lower part of his body had become paralyzed. Additional Chief Secretary Home directed Jail Superintendent to send him a summary for providing relief to the prisoner under the relevant law.
IG Prisons, Sindh, Nusrat Hussain Mangan, who accompanied the ACS Home and Health Secretary, later talking to the media said that provincial jails are overcrowded therefore more prisons are being built one each at Mirpur Khas and Thatta.
He said Jails in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur are considered most sensitive as regards security. The three barracks in Jacobabad and one at Larkana jail too were sensitive and inmates are being shifted to other jails.
Referring to substandard work of Larkana jail barracks, IG Prisons said repair work of its roofs would be carried out before rains. He added that condition of generators was also not good.
To a question about the prisoners released on parole, the issue challenged in Supreme Court, the IG Prisons told that 12 out of 72 such prisoners have still not returned.