Bail in the time of coronavirus

Dawn | Apr 4, 2020 at 6:10 AM
  • OUR jails are notorious for overcrowding and lack of hygiene.
  • The mass release of prisoners without a specific authorising law was an act of judicial activism requiring the Islamabad High Court to resort, instead, to its constitutional prerogative to enforce fundamental rights.
  • In those instances, however, the apex court eventually adopted the Islamabad High Court’s initiatives.