Officials of the Directorate of Prisons Affairs said Tuesday that more than twelve thousand people are imprisoned across the country.
Attending a ceremony to introduce the new uniform for military personnel, officials said that that there are 2000 to 2,500 prisoners in Pole-e-Charkhi prison.
They were arrested and imprisoned for various crimes, said officials.
“In all prisons, there is no place for torture, and you will not find even a case that a prisoner is being tortured, said Mohammad Yusuf Mistari, the director of the prison's affairs at the ceremony.
“We have also provided vocational training for the prisoners, schools and madrasas have been provided and their trainings continue now," said Habibullah Bader, the military deputy of the directorate of prisons affairs.
Meanwhile, Khalil Rajman Haqqani, the acting minister of refugees and repatriation, who attended the ceremony, urged officials to treat prisoners well and pay attention to their education.
“Treat the prisoners well, train them and teach them Islamic faith and religious issues," said Khalil Rahman Haqani.
“This time, uniforms are distributed to us, and in this way, military and common people will be recognized, said Zakarya, a military guard of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison.
The directorate of prisons affairs further said that at least 60 people have been arrested on charges of taking drugs into the prisons and were introduced to legal offices.
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