Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Number of detainees slightly higher than prison staff in Gilgit-Baltistan: HRCP

The Central Jail in Gilgit has seen violence many a time

The Central Jail in Gilgit has seen violence many a time
The Central Jail in Gilgit has seen violence many a time

Islamabad: In an interesting revelation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has noted in its annual “State of Human Rights in Pakistan” that Gilgit-Baltistan is the odd-one-out in Pakistan, being the only region “where the number of detainees was only slightly higher than the prison staff number, which was 249, and there were seven vacant positions on the staff too.”

The report also notes that 266 people are imprisoned in 7 jails located in Gilgit Baltistan, while 191 detainees are still under-trial. It also notes that the prison capacity in Gilgit-Baltistan is of 700 people only. Two women are imprisoned in Gilgit-Baltistan and there’s no juvenile inmate throughout the region, says the report.

Fifteen of the convicts are on death-row in Gilgit-Baltistan, according to statistics provided by HRCP in its report.

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