425 Prisoners diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Pakistani Jails

The Human Rights Ministry has submitted a report to the Islamabad High Court, which states 5189 people are suffering from HIV/AIDS and other life threatening diseases.

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The Human Rights Ministry has submitted a report to the Islamabad High Court, which states that 5,189  people are suffering from HIV/AIDS and other life threatening diseases. At least 425 prisoners are suffering from AIDS.

Province Wise Statistics of AIDS Patients

Punjab
Total number of Patients 257
Total number of Male Patients 255
Total number of Female Patients 02
Sindh
Total number of Patients 117
Total number of Male Patients 116
Total number of Female Patients 01
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Total number of Patients 39
Total number of Male Patients 39
Total number of Female Patients Nil
Baluchistan
Total number of Patients 13
Total number of Male Patients 13
Total number of Female Patients Nil

 

According to the report, the medical facilities in the jails are not adequate for the treatment and prevention of such infectious diseases.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday heard the case on prisoners’ condition in jails. During the trial, The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, Athar Manullah, remarked that the court would pass a comprehensive judgment regarding the provision of health facilities to the prisoners.

Number of Females in Jails

Punjab
Total Number of Convicted Female Prisoners 301
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners 452
Sindh
Total Number of Convicted Female Prisoners 32
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners 139
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Total Number of Convicted Female Prisoners 51
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners 140
Baluchistan
Total Number of Convicted Female Prisoners 5
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners 21

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