LHC orders transfer of Sahiwal prisoner to Lahore

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered transfer of a prisoner Iftikhar from Sahiwal Jail to Lahore for medical treatment, ARY News reported.

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A bench of LHC comprises of Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan heard the case.

Petitioner Sultana Noon in her plea said that Iftikhar was among the 13 prisoners released by the US authorities from Afghanistan’s Bagram Airbase.

The Interior Ministry of Pakistan transferred the released men to an undisclosed location. Eleven of them were later released on court orders but Iftikhar was imprisoned at Sahiwal Jail under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

The jail authorities informed the court that the said prisoner was mentally ill and needed treatment.

The bench issued orders for transfer of Iftikhar to Fountain House in Lahore from Sahiwal jail for medical treatment of the prisoner.


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