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Petition filed against Jail torture & maltreatment of prisoners in Sindh-Pakistan

HYDERABAD, PAKISTAN. Inspector General (IG) Jails Sindh and Sindh Home Secretary have said that convicts are being kept under strict watch in jails after mobile phones seized from them. They said that after shifting of one under trial prisoner from Central Jail to Nara Jail prisoners resorted to violence, climbed on the roof tops of different barracks and lit bonfires in protest against his transfer. Talking to journalists after appearing before the Sindh High Court’s Hyderabad circuit bench in a Constitutional Petition filed by Advocate Ayaz Latif Palijo on behalf of the four prisoners of Central Jail Hyderabad and in another suo motu case they admitted that the jail department was facing some problems, which were being addressed. The High Court expressed its displeasure and disappointment over the conduct of DIG prisons and Superintendent Jail over handling of jail affairs. The IG Jails and Homes Secretary sought time to file their comments and case was adjourned to 19th May 2009.

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