Tag Archives: Prisoner

A prisoner of climate change

Despite the pleas of the members of the Labour Party of Pakistan (LPP), there has been little response by any state authorities regarding the case of activist Baba Jan who gave himself

Prisoner commits suicide

A prisoner at the Peshawar Central Jail committed suicide by jumping into a well on Sunday, official sources said. Ajab Khan, 85-year-old and mentally unstable was a convicted prisoner in Case 302.

Pakistan releases Indian prisoner after 23 years

LAHORE – Pakistan released one of its longest-serving Indian prisoners on Thursday after more than 23 years behind bars, accepting a call for his freedom on humanitarian grounds, officials said.
President Asif Ali Zardari ordered the release of Gopal Das late last month after an appeal from India’s Supreme Court.
Das was handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border crossing, confirmed Mehboob Hussain, spokesman for the paramilitary rangers at Wagah.
“Das was

President remits sentence of Indian prisoner

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday remitted the remaining jail sentence of Indian convict Gopal Das detained for the past 27 years on humanitarian grounds. Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the remission was granted on the advice of the prime minister to honour the appeal of the Supreme Court of India to the Government of Pakistan.
In a statement, he said that several Indian newspapers recently reported that in an unusual step the Supreme

Camp Jail prisoner dies mysteriously

LHAORE – Mehmood, 45, a prisoner at Camp Jail died in jail on Wednesday under circumstances yet to be established. Mehmood was a resident of Pakpattan. Police were said to have arrested him over a dacoity case. Mehmood’s heirs alleged Camp Jail police officials tortured him to death. The body was shifted to the city morgue for autopsy.
Burnt: Ifran, 3, admitted to Mayo Hospital, expired from serious burn injuries sustained in a fire at his house in Shafiqabad on Wednesday.

Camp Jail prisoner dies mysteriously

LAHORE – A prisoner detained in the Camp Jail died mysteriously on Tuesday. The doctors at the Jinnah Hospital say that he died of cardiac arrest. Muhammad Fayaz (39), a Shadbagh resident, was sent to the Camp Jail on charges of owing illegal drugs some months ago.
Yesterday, Fayaz fell unconscious and was shifted to the Jinnah Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Fayaz’s relatives were informed by the police and later the body was given to its heirs after the autopsy.