KARACHI: A Sukkur jail superintendent has been suspended and an inquiry initiated against him after it emerged that he had allegedly given imprisoned terrorists access to the prison’s official telephones.
Sindh Minister for Prisons Ziaul Hassan Lanjar told The Express Tribune that through some confidential sources, the jail department learnt that SSP Jail Nasir Khan had been facilitating Taliban leader Fazal and other militant prisoners who are imprisoned in Sukkur Central Jail.
Lanjar further said that based on recommendations of the Prisons inspector general (IG), the home department has suspended Khan.
Prisons IG Nusrat Hussain Mangan had requested action against Khan in a letter addressed to the Sindh home secretary.
“He has given access to militants to use official numbers 071-55804033 and 071-5804034, and to make calls to various parts of the country. This state of affairs is very alarming and might result in any catastrophe,” Mangan wrote.
The letter added that several jail officials and even prisoners had lodged complaints against Khan.
“Not only is he accused of facilitating militants, but has bungled funds as well. The Sukkur Jail DIG has also recommendation action against him and court has already passed remarks calling him a corrupt official. Looking at this situation we asked higher authorities for action,” Mangan wrote.
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