SC conducts hearing on high court decision to release prisoners on bail 1

SC conducts hearing on high court decision to release prisoners on bail

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Islamabad: The Supreme Court held a hearing on Monday about the Supreme Court’s decision to release prisoners for the new corona virus.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that the apex court wants to analyze the federal government’s performance to counter the pandemic.

“No work is being done by the government apart from holding meetings. The Outdoor Patients Departments (OPDs) of all hospitals in Islamabad are closed.

“I had to get open a big hospital in the federal capital for the check-up of my wife. What kind of medical emergency has been imposed in the country?

“Every hospital and clinic should remain open. The Ministry of National Health Services wrote a letter to the Supreme Court to close its dispensary. Why should the dispensary be closed? Is the pandemic being countered this way?”

The attorney general stated that the federal government is taking the best measures to prevent the coronavirus outbreak. CJP replied that the Federation has done nothing and the report you have submitted clarified this.

CJP judge Gulzar Ahmed asked defending General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for a report by Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, who said Peshawar High Court (PHC) had ordered the release of 3,200 prisoners.

Defender KP replied that the Human Rights Minister may have mistakenly believed that the PHC had not issued such an order.

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