25-30 children are languishing in jails
KARACHI – Social activist Jimmy Engineer disclosed in Karachi on December 09 that 25-30 children are lanÂguishing in jails, as they cannot pay the fine imposed on them by courts, despite the fact that they have completed their tenns.
He said the fine ranges between Rs 25,000 to Rs 200,000.
He made the disclosure when he visited the juvenile and women’s prisons in Karachi where he distributed clothes among them, IG Prison Brig Ayaz Mughny (retd) was also present on the occasion.
He said people living in prisons were disadvantaged peoÂple and he would continue to fight for them.
Amagic show was also held in the juvenile prison and lunch was distributed to 800 children and women. Religious books were also distributed to women prisoners.
Handicapped children from Ida Rieu School and College for Deaf and Blind, including Uzair Hakim, Mosich Khalid, Zainab Wabeed, Sonia Ali and Tasleem Maqbool along with their handiÂcap teacher Mohammad Saleem,_ sang songs on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mohammed Mazahir Hussain, director of the Federal Human Rights Ministry, said efforts were being made to improve the human rights situation in the country and asked people to send information about human rights violations.
The IG Prison said the jail inmates should avail of the opporÂtunity to acquire education and training provided in prisons so that they could be productive beings when they were released.
Source: Daily Times