Karachi’s Mitha Ram Hostel declared sub-jail for key suspects

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday declared Mitha Ram Hostel Karachi as sub-jail, ARY News reported.

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The historic hostel has already been under the use of Sindh Rangers.

According to details, the decision was made upon a request made by the paramilitary force in view of the security concerns pertaining to the detention of high-profile suspects.

The DG Rangers, Major General Bilal Akbar had suggested the provincial government for keeping suspects separately, especially those being interrogated by Rangers after 90 days’ preventive detention ordered by the courts under the Anti Terrorism Act.

He had also said that there were security concerns in taking the suspects to courts from central prison Karachi and Landhi jail, for hearing of the cases.

After reviewing all the options, the CM Sindh today ordered for converting the Mitha Ram Hostel into sub-jail.

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Karachi’s Mitha Ram Hostel declared sub-jail for key suspects

by Kashif Imran