Two Indian women in Pak jail despite acquittal
Lahore: A Pakistani court here has taken
suo moto notice of the incarceration of two Indian women in a
prison here and has sought a report from authorities after
they wrote to a judge seeking help.
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry
acted after Parveen Jahan and Gul Afroz, who are being held in
Kot Lakhpat Jail, wrote a letter to him saying that they had
been acquitted in a case but so far they were not released.
Both said that being Indian nationals they were not
being released from jail as their passports and other
documents were in possession of the provincial Home Secretary
for clearance. They sought help for their release and return
The Chief Justice yesterday took suo moto notice of
their letter and converted it into a writ petition.
He directed the Home Secretary of Punjab province and
the Superintendent of Kot Lakhpat Jail to submit a report on
the matter by July 11.
He also directed Additional Advocate General Muhammad
Hanif Khatana to ensure that authorities complied with the
court`s order and assist it in the matter.
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