No human rights for prisoners: prison Adiala houses 5000 prisoners in a capacity of 1500

In an ongoing hearing about the dilapidated conditions of prison Adiala situated in Rawalpindi, it was revealed that the prison houses 4800 inmates, exceeding double its limit. Chief Justice Athar Minallah at Islamabad High Court expressed his frustrations over lack of ownership from Human Rights Ministry or Ministry of Health upon finding them not being represented in the court to debate the matter.

The court directed the ministry of health and human rights to ensure their presence in the upcoming proceedings of the case. The chief justice directed the ministries to submit their replies on the matter by 10 a.m tomorrow (Saturday). The case was adjourned till tomorrow.

Source: ARY News