Pakistan News

    Bikaner Central Jail Karachi

  • Shafqat Hussain executed at Karachi Central Jail

    KARACHI: Death-row prisoner Shafqat Hussain was hanged to death at the Karachi Central Prison in the wee hours of Tuesday, after his hanging was postponed on four previous occasions this year, DawnNews reported...

    Shafqat was arrested and sentenced to death in 2004 for the kidnapping and involuntary murder of a seven-year-old boy who lived in a Karachi apartment building where Shafqat worked as a security guard...

  • Karachi Central Jail officials booked for 'helping' LeJ militants escape

    Several Karachi Central Jail officials, including a jail superintendent, have been booked on charges of aiding the escape of two high-profile Lahskar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militants, Additional Inspector General (AIG) Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Dr Sanaullah Abbasi said on Monday...

    com, the case has been lodged on the basis of a search operation carried out in June by Rangers and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in the jail following...

  • Two Lashkar-i-Jhangvi militants escape from Karachi Central Jail

    Two “high-profile militants” of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) escaped from Karachi’s central prison in one of the most daredevil moves in recent months by the inmates of the jail, officials and sources said on Wednesday...

    A senior police official ? who wished not to be named ? told Dawn that the police received a letter from DIG Prisons, Ashraf Ali Nizamani, on Wednesday evening, stating that the two under-trial prisoners have...

  • 12 Karachi central jail staffers arrested after Lashkar-i-Jhangvi militants' escape

    Police have arrested 12 jail staffers, including a superintendent and deputy superintendent of Karachi's central prison, following the escape of two high-profile Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) militants on Tuesday, police sources said...

    Under-trial prisoners, Shaikh Muhammad Mumtaz alias Firoon and Muhammad Ahmed Khan alias Muna had escaped from the judicial complex of Central Prison Karachi on Tuesday in what was described as a daredevil...

  • Large quantities of contraband recovered from inmates of Karachi's Central Jail

    Rangers and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel on Monday recovered large quantities of contraband from Karachi's Central Jail during a search operation, jail police told DawnNews...

    During the operation, which took 12 hours to complete, security personnel recovered mobile phones, air coolers, knife-cutters, freezers, stoves, DVD players and LED TVs in large quantities, jail police said...

  • Team Muhafiz: At Karachi Central Jail, a comic book helps those who need it most

    The soft launch of the first chapter of local upcoming comic book Team Muhafiz took place last week at the Youthful Offenders Industrial School (YOIS) located in the Karachi Central Jail, where teenage inmates were introduced to a new set of heroes who come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds and are fighting for social justice...

    What better place to launch the comic than the central jail, where young offenders are the...

  • MQM leader Amir Khan released from Karachi Central Jail

    KARACHI: Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee member Amir Khan was released from Karachi Central Jail on Tuesday, a day after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted him bail...

    Take a look: Rangers raid MQM HQ in Karachi, detain member of Rabita CommitteeThe Rangers had claimed that they had apprehended nearly half-a-dozen targeted killers during the raid — including Faisal Mehmood aka Mota who had been sentenced to...

  • CM Sindh approves shifting of ATC courts to Karachi central jail

    Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Monday approved the proposal of shifting eight anti-terrorism courts (ATC) from Clifton to Central Jail Karachi...

    The chief secretary of the province informed Shah that out of eight ATC courts in the area, six have been completed with in the jail premises, while the other two would be made available soon...

  • Karachi Central Jail officials admonished for holding prisoners without record of their crimes

    The Sindh High Court on Wednesday, while hearing a petition from three prisoners who allegedly have not been released despite serving their sentences, admonished officers in-charge of the Karachi Central Jail (KCJ) for not being more sensitive towards the rights of prisoners...

    According to the petition, the three convicts — Muhammad Fazal, Khawaja Saleemuddin and Asif Ali — had been sent to jail for their involvement in a 1995...

  • Sindh govt drags feet on shifting ATCs to central jail

    KARACHI: The provincial government is dragging its feet on the Sindh High Court’s proposal to shift all antiterrorism courts in the city to the Karachi central prison as a summary for relocation of seven ATCs has been awaiting the chief minister’s approval for the past over seven months...

    The sources said the proposal’s fate was uncertain as the provincial authorities were reluctant to relocate the ATCs to the jail premises...

  • At least 500 prisoners escape Central African Republic jail

    BANGUI: The worst violence to hit Central African Republic's (CAR) capital in a year further deteriorated Monday as more than 500 inmates escaped from a prison and militia fighters looted the offices of international aid organisations, officials said...

    "The deadly violence in the capital illustrates that CAR remains in a very fragile state and that immediate action must be taken to enhance the capacity of UN peacekeepers to detect...

  • Nothing is free in Dhaka central jail

    A PRISONER in Dhaka central jail has to spend around 30,000 takas (US$384) a month for food and other services which the state is supposed to provide for free...

    A major portion of the inmates’ money goes to the convicts who are given the charge by the jail authority to look after other prisoners...

  • More
Back to top