Supreme Court halts decision on the release of prisoners
Supreme Court halts decision on the release of prisoners. Pakistan’s Supreme Court has suspended the High Court’s orders to release under trial suspects in view of the Coronavirus. Pakistan’s Supreme Court has suspended the High Court’s orders to release under-trial suspects in view of the Coronavirus. The Attorney General took the stand in the court that the High Courts were giving different decisions regarding the release of the prisoners. Supreme Court sets guidelines on the release of prisoners due to Coronavirus.
The Chief Justice said the Coronavirus was a major problem but could not allow the release of prisoners involved in serious crimes. Chief Justice said that it is permissible to see under what authority the Islamabad High Court ordered the release of prisoners, how can the High Courts use the notice of self.
He said that the high court had granted bail to the accused in drug and NAB cases.
The Chief Justice said that the Coronavirus is a worldwide problem and that there is a cautious approach to release prisoners worldwide. Commissions have been set up to release prisoners in other countries.
The Chief Justice remarked that the accused involved in minor offenses should be released, but the High Courts released all the accused except terrorists.
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said that giving bail in this manner violates the basic principles of bail.
Justice Qazi Amin said, “We do not have to be afraid. We have to decide calmly. Our enemy is united and we have to fight unitedly.”
The Chief Justice directed the High Courts to stop giving orders for the release of the prisoners and said that it is not possible for people to be out of their control in a disaster if someone has committed a crime a week ago. What would be the complainant’s feelings in the case?
Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Wednesday, suspending all High Court orders regarding the release of prisoners due to Coronavirus.
It should be noted that the Islamabad High Court last week directed the federal capital’s administration to make arrangements for the release of prisoners not involved in serious crimes.
In Punjab too, the High Court directed authorities to release prisoners in the wake of the Coronavirus.
Talking media, IG Prisons Shahid Salim Baig said, “We have received a letter regarding the release of prisoners. The department is now working on it. Setting up such lists will be a daunting task, but we are in command. ”
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