Saiban helps release of 11 prisoners who completed punishment


KARACHI: Saiban International Welfare Organization, an NGO working for providing justice to the poor prisoners, has helped 11 prisoners in their release from District Jail Malir.

Saiban officials paid the amount of fine, travelling expenses and got 11 prisoners released who had completed their sentence but were not released for payment of their fines, said a press releases here on Sunday.

The prisoners pointed the fact to District and Session Judge, Malir Farooq Ali Channa, during his visit to Malir Prison along with judicial magistrates and SIWO’s representatives.

Under judicial policy of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), the judges visited the jail to meet the prisoners to learn about the status of the cases against them and other problems facing prisoners.

Channa was accompanied by Judicial Magistrates Mohammad Ali Memon, Asif Raza Mir, Nader Khan Burdi, Asghar Ali Tanveeri, Vice Chairman Saiban International Welfare Organization Murad Khan Afridi & General Secretary Haider Ali Haider, PS to DJ Malir Zubair Bin Mehmood, Deputy Superintendent of the Malir Jail Mohammad Hassan Sehto, Assistant Superintendents Maqsood Memon, Shunil Shah and other jail officials were also present.

He went round various barracks, met the prisoners and gathered details of the ongoing cases in various courts. He listened to the problems facing the prisoners in barracks and assured them of speedy justice. On the occasion, a large number of prisoners presented applications for an early hearing of their cases, while many submitted applications for the review of the court decisions.

During his visit to different barracks, the prisoners informed the judges that they had completed their sentence but are in jail because of inability to pay the fined amount. Saiban officials paid the amount of the fines, travelling expenses and got them 11 prisoners released.