The Chairperson of the Sindh Human Rights Commission, Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Detho, along with his staff, visited Badin Jail, where Jail Superintendent Abdul Ghaffar Chandio provided a detailed briefing about the facilities available to the inmates and prisoners, as well as the problems they face.
Badin Jail consists of 8 separate barracks, housing a total of 559 prisoners, including individuals from Sajawal and Thatta districts, as well as 4 foreigners. The conditions and arrangements of the jail were thoroughly reviewed during the visit.
During the meeting with the prisoners, it was revealed that dozens of them had not received legal assistance. Chairman Iqbal Ahmed Detho promptly contacted the Legal Aid Society and instructed them to provide immediate legal assistance. He also emphasized the importance of activating the District Legal Clinic (DLC) to provide legal support to deserving prisoners by coordinating with the District and Sessions Judge of Badin.
The school, computer center, kitchen, canteen, and hospital established for the prisoners were inspected. After meeting with the patients in the hospital, Chairman Iqbal Ahmed Detho instructed the jail superintendent to shift the jail to a solar power system to address the issue of load shedding. He also emphasized the need for a permanent settlement and arranged for a psychiatrist to provide counseling services to the prisoners.
Following the visit, Chairman Iqbal Ahmed Detho expressed satisfaction, declaring all the facilities and arrangements in the jail as satisfactory.