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PM’s youth programme trains juvenile inmates

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism, successfully completed technical training of juvenile offenders of Central Prison Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in tailoring and electrician trades under a “Project for the Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offender in Prison Setting.” A certificate distribution ceremony in this regard was held at the Central Prison Haripur, in which training completion certificates were distributed among 20 successful pass out…

Indian inmates to be exposed to ‘magical power’ of cows under radical rehabilitation programme

NEW DELHI: Indian inmates are to be exposed to the "magical power" of cows under a radical rehabilitation programme involving rearing the beasts - revered by Hindus - on prison grounds, the authorities said on Tuesday . A government commission in Haryana tasked with protecting the sacred animals says it has earmarked US$1.5 million (S$2 million) for buying 600 cows and constructing barns in six prisons across the northern Indian state from next month. Zealous efforts to safeguard the holy animal have surged under the…

Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on Jan 8

ISLAMABAD: With the start of new year, Pakistan and India exchanged lists of their nationals, including fishermen, languishing in each other’s prisons, ARY News reported on Monday. The Foreign Office in Islamabad said that a list containing the names of 457 Indian inmates incarcerated in Pakistan's prisons has been provided to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Of the total, 399 are fishermen while 58 are common citizens. The Foreign Office has said that Pakistan will release 146 Indian fishermen on January…

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…

Jailhouse rock; Indonesian inmates perform concert behind bars

BALI: In a prison courtyard on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, the eight inmates that make up the band "Children of Iron Bars" rock the audience with their anti-drug hits. Known as "Antrabez" in Indonesian, the band was formed behind the bars of Kerobokan Prison in July, bringing together six men and two women serving sentences of three months to four years for drugs. "People out there can say that we're the garbage of society," said the band's founding member and guitarist Oktav Sicilia, 35, who is serving three…

Eight prisoners escaped from Indian jail shot dead: official

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Eight suspected militants were shot dead by police on Monday after they escaped from a high security jail in India by slitting the throat of a prison guard, an official said. The members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had staged an overnight breakout from the prison in Bhopal by attacking a warder in their cell with sharpened prison-issue steel plates. They then managed to scale several walls inside the prison by tying together bedsheets. Police said they had been later…