12 prisoners released after SIWO pays their fines

September 27, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Saiban International Welfare Organization (SIWO), an NGO working for providing justice to the poor prisoners, has helped 12 prisoners in their release from District Jail Malir.

According to SIWO statement on Sunday, Chairman Saiban, Haq Nawaz Akhtar, paid the amount of fine, travelling expenses and got 12 prisoners released. Those prisoners had already completed their sentences but could not be released for payment of their fines.

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 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 faced by them.

Incharge District and Session Judge Farooq Ali Channa was accompanied by Judicial Magistrates Abdul Shakoor Kalhoro, Muhammad Ali Memon, Adam H Singhar, Hasan Ali Kalwer & General Secretary Saiban International Welfare Organization Haider Ali Haider, PS to DJ Malir Zubair Bin Mehmood, Deputy Superintendent of the Malir Jail Muhammad Hassan Sehto, Assistant Superintendents S Shuneel Shah and Asif Sarfaraz.

He went round various barracks, met the prisoners and gathered details of the ongoing cases in various courts.

He listened to the problems faced by 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.

After which, chairman Saiban paid the amount of the fines, travelling expenses and got them 12 prisoners released.

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