Women, juvenile lockup inaugurated in Islamabad

Women, juvenile lockup inaugurated in Islamabad

July 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat on Friday inaugurated a judicial lockup for women and children in Islamabad.

Tweeting about the achievement, Shafqaat said that the restoration of the dilapidated lockup had been carried out in record time with the combined efforts of the district administration and philanthropists. “It’s just a small contribution to ease out their [the inmates’] miserable situation,” he added.

Earlier this week, Shafqaat had also paid a visit to the lockup to inspect the progress of the renovation work. He had maintained that it was his duty to ensure that all official establishments were maintained as per the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

In Pakistan, there are at least 2,000 convicted female prisoners and over 1,200 juvenile prisoners who are jailed in lockups that lack even basic facilities. The inhumane treatment they receive there has hardly received any attention.