Karachi – May 5, 2012, Certificates were awarded to 10 women inmates who had successfully completed their CIS (Certificate in Information Systems) course at the Karachi Jail here today. The course completion certificates were handed out by acting-Speaker Sindh Assembly, Shehla Raza, and…
Provincial Minister for Law and Jails, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro.
Provincial IG Jails, Abdul Qadir Thepo, Superintendant of the women’s wing of the jail, Sheba Shah, President, Women’s Aid Trust, Ms Tahira, AlKhidmat Jail Affairs Manager, Muhammad Yunus, as well a large number of women inmates were also present at the occasion. To the added delight of the successful women and as encouragement for others, Mr Ayaz Soomro announced a three month reduction in the jail sentences of women who had completed the course.
This was the third such course organized for women inmates by AlKhidmat Foundation in collaboration with AlKhidmat Welfare Society Karachi and Women’s Aid Trust. To date 55 women inmates have completed the three month duration course.
Al-Khidmat has already been working on various humanitarian projects in all the major jails of the country, such as hygiene awareness and promotion, informative lectures, distribution of informative pamphlets and booklets, and distribution of gifts on national days and cultural events. AlKhidmat has also been working on provision of sewing machines for women inmates, installation of water pumps and water filtration plants, and construction of medical wards in the country’s jails. These projects have had a very positive effect on the inmates, management, and environment of the jails, as well as helping the inmates in their reintegration into society as productive members.