Saturday, November 28, 2020

Medical care for military prisoners

The Peshawar High Court has before it an interesting case involving the right of military prisoners to medical care in confinement. Excerpt from this article in Dawn:
Accepting a petition, the Peshawar High Court on Thursday ordered the provincial government and authorities of the Mardan Central Prison to provide medical care to the detainees, who were convicted by military courts and suffer from chronic diseases.
A bench consisting of acting Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan and Justice Mohammad Nasir Mahfooz directed the authorities that if specialised treatment couldn’t be provided to the convicts inside jails, they should be shifted to the hospital.

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