After local media reported violation of child rights, Child,father released from Landikotal lock-up

LANDIKOTAL: The released child 'Idrees' is seen with his father.

Nasib Shah Shinwari

LANDIKOTAL: A minor child of almost six years with his father was released after the local media persons reported the issue on social and print media that the administration was violating international human and child rights by putting a minor boy under bars with his father.

According to official sources, the resident of district Bajour Abdul Hasan was travelling to Afghanistan via Torkham border with his minor son Idrees when the NLC officials arrested him on a suspicious basis.

The father and son were at the lock-up of Landikotal subdivision for two days and according to an eyewitness, the child was mentally tortured at the jail passing night and day there.

Some senior journalists of Landikotal reported the arrest of a minor child on social and print media and the administration officials were compelled to release the child with his father.

According to official sources, the child and his father were freed from Landikotal prison today.

A picture of the child and his father was also released from the local administration in which the child ‘Idrees’ is clearly visible crying with a frightened and mentally tortured look with his father due to spending two days in prison.

According to the convention on the rights of children and the human rights commission of Pakistan, a human (male or female) could be jailed whose age is below 18 years.

According to an eyewitness, the child’s age was hardly five years but the local administration officials kept the child behind the bars in the cold weather.