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.

AIDS

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 Patients257
Total number of Male Patients255
Total number of Female Patients02
Sindh
Total number of Patients117
Total number of Male Patients116
Total number of Female Patients01
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Total number of Patients39
Total number of Male Patients39
Total number of Female PatientsNil
Baluchistan
Total number of Patients13
Total number of Male Patients13
Total number of Female PatientsNil

 

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 Prisoners301
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners452
Sindh
Total Number of Convicted Female Prisoners32
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners139
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Total Number of Convicted Female Prisoners51
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners140
Baluchistan
Total Number of Convicted Female Prisoners5
Total Number of Under-Trial Female Prisoners21

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