Islamabad (HRNW) The Islamabad High Court has ordered the issuance of bail for 408 prisoners at the Adiala Jail facing trail in minor crimes as a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus.
The decision was taken by Chief Justice Athar Minallah. “Countries across the globe are doing this to protect people from the coronavirus outbreak,” he said.
“Our jails are overcrowded and social distancing cannot be implemented in them,” said the chief justice said.
Justice Minallah added that all prisoners who aren’t convicted of violent crimes will be released.