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Police, jail officials facilitate sale of drugs, kidnapping for ransom at Karachi jail

KARACHI: Police and jail authorities are behind the well-organised and unfettered sale of drugs and alcohol among prisoners at the Karachi Central Jail, it has been revealed. A prison inmate sent a message to ARY News making the startling revelation that the sale of drugs in jail is done in complete connivance with the police, while many drugs are provided by police officers who compel inmates to sell them within the jail. The inmate revealed that drugs are sold between 15-20 thousand rupees, while alcohol under the…

Murad deplores bail of jail officials in escape of prison inmates

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday deplored the bail of three among fifteen jail officials who had been arrested for criminal negligence in the escape of two dangerous under-trial inmates at the Karachi Central Jail. The chief minister speaking to media after performing the concluding ceremony of the Urs of Abdullah Shah Ghazi said that law enforcement agencies arrest terrorists after long and hectic efforts and even lay down their lives. "The escape of such terrorists from the custody is a…

Karachi jailbreak: Hardcore militants to be shifted to Malir jail

KARACHI: Around 20 well-secured barracks are to be established this year at Malir jail to house the hardcore militants presently imprisoned at Karachi Central Jail, reports said. The arrangement being made in order to avoid any future jailbreak after escape of two hardcore terrorists from the central jail recently. The central jail has currently housing around 6,000 prisoners, twice of its capacity. For years, the concerned authorities and intelligence agencies have been issuing warnings about jailbreak threats and…

Arrest of Karachi jailbreak prisoners top priority: SSP CTD

KARACHI: Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), Omar Shahid on Thursday said that the arrest of two prisoners at large is the topmost priority of the police. He was addressing a press conference when he said that his department had earlier expressed reservations over the central jail’s security from where the hardened terrorists managed to flee from the captivity. “I had informed the concerned authorities of keeping such high-profile terrorists at city’s central jail was dangerous in…

Female inmate attempts to escape from Karachi prison

KARACHI: A female inmate on Sunday attempted to unsuccessfully escape from the Karachi prison (central jail), ARY News reported. he inmate saw an opportunity to escape and managed to climb the high walls of the prison. However, she got entangled in the barbed wires on the prison walls. The inmate saw an opportunity to escape and managed to climb the high walls of the prison. However, she got entangled in the barbed wires on the prison walls. Jail administration reached and managed to bring the woman down after more…