An elderly women kisses the shoulder of Imran Khan. File
Gulf Today Report
In a landmark decision regarding women prisoners, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the immediate implementation of the Supreme Court’s Order 299/2020 for the release of Under Trial Women Prisoners and Convicted Women Prisoners who fulfill the criteria of the Order.
In a Twitter on Wednesday, the prime minister said that after a meeting with the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, the Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan, and eminent lawyer Barrister Ali Zafar, he has asked for immediate implementation of the order.
The prime minister said that he has also asked for immediate reports on foreign women prisoners & women on death row for humanitarian consideration.
Out of a total of 73,242 prisoners incarcerated in various jails across Pakistan, 1,121 are female which makes 1.5 per cent of the prison population, according to the official data received by the committee formed by Imran Khan to study and investigate the plight of women in Pakistan’s prisons.
The Head of the Committee Shireen Mazari submitted the Report on “Plight of Women in Pakistan’s Prisons” to the prime minister on May 29.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan shared a video of an elderly woman praising him for his relentless efforts in dealing with the affairs of the country.
Naeem ul Haque, special assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister, on Saturday posted a picture of the Master Blaster and captioned it: "PM Imran Khan 1969".
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government vowed to collect more taxes and make cuts in spending in a closely watched budget presented to parliament Tuesday, weeks after reaching a deal with the IMF for a $6 billion bailout.
There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes and no claim of responsibility, two police officers said. A number of Shi'ite Muslim militant groups have offices and supporters in eastern Baghdad.
Both had pleaded not guilty to charges of violating the official secrets act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years. "Three years each, no hard labour," said the source, who declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the issue.
Chanting the same "Women, life, freedom!" mantra used in demonstrations in Iran, about 25 Afghan women protested in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul, before being dispersed by Taliban forces firing in the air, an AFP correspondent reported.