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CJ directs disposal of 36 UTP cases.

PESHAWAR, Aug. 13 -- Chief Justice of the High Court Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan on Thursday directed disposal of 36 Under-Trial Prisoners' (UTPs) cases of Bannu and Lakki Marwat districts.

The chief justice along with acting district and sessions judge Bannu, one each judicial magistrate from Bannu and Lakki Marwat, secretary to Chief Justice, made a surprise visit to district jail Bannu to hear and address the grievances of prisoners.

On this occasion, the chief justice directed for quick disposal of cases of 30 under-trial prisoners of Bannu and six under-trial prisoners of Lakki Marwat districts.

The respective judicial officers heard and disposed of the cases of the prisoners who shall be released accordingly, says a press release issued here.

Ejaz visited barracks, hospital, kitchen and listened to the problems of prisoners.

The chief justice expressed concerns and took serious notice of the quality of food being provided to the prisoners.

He directed to provide conducive living conditions to all the prisoners to protect them against all the hazards.

The chief justice also visited Bannu district bar and addressed the lawyers.

He visited the court premises to inspect the facilities available to the lawyers community particularly the lawyers sheds and allied arrangements to facilitate them.

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