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Afghan grand assembly gathers to decide fate of Taliban prisoners

08 August, 2020 4:56 pm 4:56 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Thousands of Afghan elders, community leaders and politicians gathered on Friday to debate whether the government should release 400 hard-core Taliban prisoners, a move that would likely quickly clear the path for peace talks. Some 3,200 people have been invited to the grand assembly, known as a Loya Jirga, in Kabul amid … Read More


Two officials, prisoners, injured, Gujrat, jail, clash

Two officials, as many prisoners injured in Gujrat jail clash

07 July, 2020 11:37 pm 11:37 pm

GUJRAT (92 News) – Two officials and as many prisoners were injured in a clash in District Jail, Gujrat on Thursday. Prisoners resorted to vandalism and set different things on fire. They chanted slogans against corrupt officers. A heavy contingent of police from 30 stations reached outside the jail. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman … Read More


Punjab govt announces two-month remission for prisoners on Eid

05 May, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The Punjab government has announced a two-month remission for prisoners on Eidul Fitr. A notification in this regard has been issued. Moreover, the sentence of prisoners having six-month punishment has been reprieved. On the other hand, the punishment of women and children having up to one-year sentence has also been reprieved.


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USCIRF urges India to release Muslim activists protesting CAA law

05 May, 2020 3:59 pm 3:59 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has called upon India to release “prisoner of conscience” protesting controversial anti-Muslim law during the time of Covid-19 crisis. “At this time, #India should be releasing prisoners of conscience, not targeting those practicing their democratic right to protest,” the USCIRF urged the Modi … Read More


FM Qureshi, thanks, UAE counterpart, releasing, 400 Pakistani, prisoners

FM Qureshi thanks UAE counterpart for releasing 400 Pakistani prisoners

04 April, 2020 9:08 pm 9:08 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephonic contact with UAE counterpart Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday. During the conversation, Qureshi thanked the UAE counterpart for releasing 400 Pakistani prisoners. They also discussed the matters of mutual interest, including bilateral ties and methods to control the spread of … Read More


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SC nullifies IHC, SHC order regarding release of under-trial prisoners

04 April, 2020 4:00 pm 4:00 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan nullified the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Sindh High Court (SHC) regarding release of under-trial prisoners. The court ordered to arrest all released prisoners immediately. It also accepted the suggestions of the attorney general and declared the petition maintainable. The court also … Read More


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Afghan govt, Taliban prisoner swap to begin from this week

04 April, 2020 4:14 pm 4:14 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan will release some Taliban prisoners this week as part of confidence building measure crucial for the success of the peace deal signed between America and the Taliban to end nearly two decades of war, officials said on Wednesday. A three-member Taliban team arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to begin a prisoner … Read More


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IHC order to release prisoners is not according to law: CJP Gulzar

04 April, 2020 2:42 pm 2:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Hearing on the appeal to release prisoners over coronavirus, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) order to release prisoners is not according to the law. During the hearing of appeal against the release of prisoners due to coronavirus in the Supreme Court … Read More


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SC stays release of under-trial prisoners

03 March, 2020 2:10 pm 2:10 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday suspended all High Court cases related to under-trial prisoners over the coronavirus outbreak across the country. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the appeal against the IHC order regarding release of under trial prisoners due to threat of … Read More


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Coronavirus: IHC grants conditional bail to 408 prisoners

03 March, 2020 3:37 pm 3:37 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted bail to 408 prisoners imprisoned at Adiala Jail under minor offences due to coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday. Chief Justice Athar Minallah approved bail petitions of the prisoners. The bench also constituted a committee to materialize the release of 408 prisoners on bail. During the … Read More


Punjab CM, Usman Buzdar, announces, two-month, reprieve, prisoners

Punjab CM Usman Buzdar announces two-month reprieve for prisoners

03 March, 2020 9:18 pm 9:18 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced a two-month reprieve for prisoners. Meanwhile, the government has banned the production of prisoners in court keeping in view the spread of coronavirus. Their online trial would be conducted. Hundreds of prisoners will be released under the reprieve. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said … Read More


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Afghan government set to release thousands of Taliban prisoners

03 March, 2020 10:07 am 10:07 am

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to release at least 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days to pave the way for direct talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan, according to a copy of the decree seen by Reuters. However US Special Representative to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad … Read More


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Taliban rule out taking part in Afghan talks until prisoners released

03 March, 2020 5:42 pm 5:42 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban militants will not take part in intra-Afghan talks until about 5,000 of its prisoners are released, a spokesman said on Monday, presenting a major possible barrier to ending the war. Under an accord between the United States and the Islamist Taliban signed on Saturday, the two sides are committed to working … Read More


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8608 Pakistani prisoners released from overseas jails

01 January, 2020 5:18 pm 5:18 pm

LAHORE (Web Desk) – 8608 Pakistani prisoners have been released from overseas jails due to the efforts of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to the reports, two thousand and twenty prisoners were released from Saudi Arabia, three thousand and twenty three from United Arab Emirates (UAE), 1500 from Malaysia, six hundred and sixty eight from … Read More


Saudi-led coalition, freed, 200 Houthi, prisoners

Saudi-led coalition says it freed 200 Houthi prisoners

11 November, 2019 10:17 pm 10:17 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi-led military coalition said on Tuesday it had freed 200 prisoners from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in a step that could further efforts to end the nearly five-year war in Yemen. The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was aware of the coalition’s “intention to release 200 detainees”. “We … Read More