Sick prisoners need to be released urgently: Mazari
April 2, 2020 09:15 PM
The Ministry of Human Rights has requested the Attorney General to submit a brief to the Supreme Court over the release of sick prisoners, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said.
The move was taken as a precautionary measure to protect the prisoners from the spread of COVID-19.
In a tweet on Thursday, the minister stressed the “urgent need” to release sick prisoners, those with underlying health conditions, prisoners entitled to bail and those under trial.