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کوئی قیدی نہیں رکھنا: پختونخواہ اور بلوچستان میں ماورائے عدالت قتل

تحریر: میر محمد علی ٹالپر
ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

وہ کہ جنہیں جیلوں میں رکھا جا سکتا ہو انہیں ماورائے عدالت قتل کر دیا جاتا ہے، اسی طرح سے پختونخوا اور بلوچستان کی جیلوں کو قیدیوں کی گنجائش کی سطح پر رکھا جاتا ہے

Mir Muhammad Ali Talpurچند دن قبل ہیومن رائٹس کمیشن آف پاکستان (ایچ آر سی پی) کے ڈائریکٹرآئی اے رحمان صاحب نے اپنے مضمون ”قیدیوں کے حقوق“ (14 نومبر ، روزنامہ ڈان) میں قیدیوں کو لاحق خطرات پر حال ہی میں فیڈرل جوڈیشل اکیڈمی میں منعقد سیمینار کے بارے میں لکھا تھا جس میں یہاں کی عدلیہ کے درخشاں ستاروں نے شرکت کی تھی۔ قیدیوں کو درپیش دیگر مسائل کے علاوہ پنجاب اور سندھ کی جیلوں میں گنجائش سے زیادہ بھیڑ نے خصوصی توجہ حاصل کی کیونکہ پنجاب کی جیلوں میں قیدیوں کی گنجائش 21,527 ہے جن میں 52,318 قیدی رکھے گئے ہیں جبکہ سندھ میں 11,939 کی گنجائش کے برخلاف 14,119 قیدی موجود ہیں؛ اسے قطعاً ناقابل برداشت قرار دیا گیا۔

Take no prisoners – Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

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Herald Exclusive: Nuclear hazards

Abandoned uranium sites lie beaneath a lake in Baghalchur, home to over 5,000 residents 40 kilometres north-west of Dera Ghazi Khan town. — Photo by Moosa Kaleem

Abandoned uranium sites lie beaneath a lake in Baghalchur, home to over 5,000 residents 40 kilometres north-west of Dera Ghazi Khan town. — Photo by Moosa Kaleem


by Moosa Kaleem

From a distance, the place looks like a plantation. Up close, it is a rectangular plot of land, spread over rolling hillocks as far as the eye can see, dotted with low-slung acacia trees and bound by a fence of barbed wire. Beneath its clay surface are hidden hundreds of kilogrammes of what local residents say is nuclear waste. Right behind this ‘nuclear landfill’ is a sprawling compound, consisting of many abandoned military-style residential barracks, a functioning primary school for boys and a mosque. The barracks, all locked and sealed, contain hundreds of barrels of nuclear waste, claim residents of the area. Less than one kilometre to the south of these two sites are a few abandoned uranium mines, now submerged under rainwater. The barracks and the compound once served as residences for officials – and their families – who supervised uranium mining. According to claims by the locals, more nuclear waste is buried deep in the abandoned mines.
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Take no prisoners – Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Those who could be in jails are killed extra-judicially thus keeping prisoners in Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan jails at capacity level

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurA few days back Mr I.A. Rehman, Director Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), in his piece, “Of prisoners’ rights” (November 14th, Dawn) wrote about the recent Federal Judicial Academy seminar, attended by luminaries of judiciary here, on prisoners’ vulnerability.

Among other problems faced by the prisoners the overcrowding of jails in Punjab and Sindh received special attention because Punjab jails having a total capacity of 21,527 prisoners house 52,318 and while in Sindh there are 14,119 prisoners against a capacity of 11,939; this was termed as simply unbearable.
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Khan of Kalat raises the stakes

By Saleem Shahid

QUETTA: The Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Dawood, announced on Tuesday formation of a council for ‘independent Balochistan’ and rejected any reconciliation with the government of Pakistan without the mediation of European Union and United Nations.

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