In their separate visits, two Lahore High Court judges ordered the release of 33 prisoners sentenced to different terms for committing minor offences, from the district jails of Sialkot and Toba Tek Singh the other day.

Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali of the Lahore High Court (LHC) visited the barracks of male and female prisoners at Sialkot District Jail.

He also ordered the release of 15 prisoners involved in different minor cases from the jail. He ordered the jail authorities to increase labour charges of the female prisoners working at the prisoners’ vocational training centre for stitching cloths and embroidery works. He also listened to the problems of the jail inmates and assured the inmates of early solution to their problems. He also reviewed the security arrangements there.

He inspected the kitchen/mess and hospital of the Sialkot district jail and inquired about the provision of food stuff and health and medical facilities to the prisoners. Meanwhile, he inaugurated the reconstruction work of the new medical wards at the jail hospital.

District & Sessions Judge Sialkot Muhammad Yousaf Aujla, District & Session Judge Narowal Tanveer Akbar and Jail Superintendent Asghar Muneer were also present.

Likewise, Justice Chaudhry Masood Jehangir of LHC released 18 prisoners from Toba Tek Singh District Jail on their personal surety.

During his visit to the jail, he heard the problems faced by the prisoners in women and juvenile sections in the jail. He also inspected the kitchen used for the prisoners.

He termed the Toba jail a model with the administrative point of view. Faisalabad anti-terrorism judge Raja Pervaiz Akhtar, Toba senior civil judge Hafiz Muhammad Yousaf and Jail Superintendent Abdul Ghafoor Anjum were also present.