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Ghani promises review of Pul-i-Charkhi prisoners’ cases

Ghani promises review of Pul-i-Charkhi prisoners’ cases

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Sep 12, 2018 - 21:06

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday ordered a second review of the cases of Pul-i-Charkhi prisoners and said a team under Ustad Danish was working on the cases of death row inmates.

The president said this after laying the foundation stones of a 50-bed hospital for Pul-i-Charkhi prisoners, a new block for prisoners and a separate block for attorney officers and administrative officials of the prison.

Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and other officials were present at the gathering held at the meeting hall of the Pul-i-Charkhi prison.

Barmak said 45 percent of the prisoners were imparted English language and computer courses and another 40 percent provided with vocational trainings.

Speaking on behalf of the prisoners, Qari Zafar thanked the president for his attention and visiting the prison for a third time.

Zafar shed light on problems and difficulties being faced by the prisoners.

The president in his speech offered condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in yesterday incidents in Nangarhar province.

Ghani said his government was trying to construct more facilities for prisoners. He promised with prisoners to review their cases again until justice achieved in this regard.

President Ghani said six hundred acres of land around the Pul-i-Charkhi jail would be turned into a park and a monument would be built in the memory of all martyrs.

He told the prisoners that their demands would be reconsidered and womeninfo-icon prisoners’ cases would be reviewed again.

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