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February 19th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; United Nations’ experts on human rights have lauded Pakistan’s Supreme Court for commuting the death sentence of three mentally challenged inmates. The body has also called upon judiciaries worldwide to follow the example set by the SC of Pakistan.
In Pakistan, over 45,00 inmates are on death row. But the apex court has upheld only 22% of death sentences. In 2015, two brothers Ghulam Sarwar and Ghulam Qadir were hanged to death by jail authorities, only to be found innocent by the SC a year later and exonerated.
September 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Activists hailed the development of the Supreme Court ordering medical examination of two mentally-ill prisoners on death row saying it’s time to bring about reforms to alleviate the plight of hundreds of mentally ill prisoners in the country's jails.
Jul 12, 2020: On the evening of June 30, forty year old Muhammad Iqbal stepped out of the Mandi Bahauddin jail a free man – the first time after 22 years. It was not an easy walk out of the gate; he had waited, struggled, and even given up ...