- The International Human Rights Commission is investigating an instance of torture committed against inmates at Adiala Jail.
- A special court, according to the CJ, will consider cases of human rights violations.
- HRCP has the ability to visit any jail detainee, according to CJ.
According to a Monday decision from the Islamabad High Court, the federal government must establish human rights courts this week (IHC).
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the directives during a case concerning prisoner abuse at the Adiala Jail.
According to the chief justice, a special court will handle cases involving human rights violations. He asserted that there are strong human rights legislation in place to remedy violations.
During the hearing, Justice Minallah declared that the court will not condone torture on detainees and that the awful practise of detention torture must be stopped immediately.
He ordered the arrest of the Punjab Inspectorate General of Prisons and the superintendent of Adiala Jail.
“No one is safe any longer, not even Arshad Sharif,” PTI leader Asad Umar warned.
According to the IHC’s chief justice, staff employees even take the meals that visitors have brought for the offenders.
A representative of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) informed the court that 11 young people had been granted bail but had nowhere to go.
“Why shouldn’t such children be kept in the Prime Minister’s or Chief Minister’s residence?” In response, the chief justice inquired.
According to the secretary of the HRCP, there is only one male doctor for every 4,000 prisoners, and around 1,400 of them are drug addicts.
Justice Minallah stated that HRCP has broad authority and can designate advisors.
He stated that no one, even the jail superintendent, could prevent the commission from seeing any prisoner. “This court sends you all the complaints it receives every day,” he told the secretary.
Asad Umar, as instructed by Justice Minallah, should receive a copy of the report so that he can inform his government in Punjab.