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Transporting prisoners

It is so punctual this prison bus that passes by my residence every day at 8 in the morning. At the appointed time there is a loud blaring of horns…

Hope for prisoners and jails

THE prime minister earned considerable credit the other day when he directed the relevant authorities to prepare for the release of women prisoners detained, or likely to be detained in…

Pandemic prisoners

THAT prisons in Pakistan are overcrowded is no secret. Prisons being unsanitary and disease-ridden is another familiar story across the country. Prisoners living in difficult conditions is a known but…

Prisoners in a pandemic

Prisons and jails are amplifiers of infectious diseases and the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic is no different. According to a recent report of the commission constituted under the directions…

Prisoners exchange

For the first time since the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014, the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is signaling its willingness to engage in negotiations regarding the…

The transported: Kashmiri prisoners sent far from home

One is a 19-year-old construction worker charged with aiding fighters against Indian troops, the other is one of occupied Kashmir’s most prominent lawyers, accused of being “an incorrigible secessionist”. Despite…

Prisoners of elitism

Last week Dr Hafeez Sheikh was under public scrutiny for being oblivion to the rising price of tomatoes – being a finance minister, he should have knowledge of rising prices…

Prisoners Of The Past

Prisoners of the past

Every nation has a past. It is the task of historians to reconstruct it on the basis of documents, folklore, monuments, and archaeological evidence such as weapons, tools, inscriptions and…

Political Prisoners, Not Missing Persons

Political prisoners, not missing persons

The news of the missing bloggers at the beginning of 2017 sent shockwaves through activist circles. No one was sure why sections of the state would abduct citizens for the…