KARACHI–30 inmates, both young and old, at Karachi central Jail are appearing in this year’s matriculation examination in hope that their respective prison terms would be reduced by 180 days (six months) on passing the exams.
Administration of Matric Board visited the examination centre at the central jail here on Tuesday. Out of total 30, 21 are appearing for the SSC Part-I and nine are taking Part-II exams. All except one student are appearing for art subjects.
Chief Invigilator Noman Ahsan and Chairman Matric Board Fasih-ud-Din frisked the inmates themselves on the occasion.
Ahsan said that the inmates have not been charged exam fees and would be rewarded with deduction of their jail term by 180 days on passing the exams.
He said that a teacher was provided to the inmates for the preparations of the exams. Examination papers from the previous five years were also provided to the prisoners, he added.