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Afghan president orders release of 500 Taliban prisoners

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners as part of a new ceasefire that could start long-delayed peace talks. Ghani said the militants would be freed during the Eid-ul-Azha holiday, which started on

Overcrowded prisons

Pakistan’s jails are overcrowded and packed beyond capacity. Despite several reform committees formed and recommendations for improvements including building more prisons and increasing the minuscule budgets, little has changed over the years. According to a recent report submitted by the

Warden beaten to death by Russian female inmates at Gadani jail

QUETTA: A woman police constable was murdered on Monday evening allegedly by three female Russian inmates at Gadani Central Jail, in Lasbela district of Balochistan. Police officials identified the murdered police constable as 23-year-old Zoya Binte Yahya, a resident of