The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday nullified the decisions of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Sindh High Court (SHC) to release undertrial prisoners on bail due to novel coronavirus.

A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed announced the decision in prisoners’ release case.

The apex court overturned Sindh High Court (SHC), Islamabad High Court (IHC) orders and rejected all release orders of prisoners involved in high profile crimes, drugs case.

The SC accepted the Attorney General of Pakistan recommendations and ordered to arrest all released prisoners.

The release of prisoners involved in NAB and high profile cases will be decided according to law, said SC in a verdict. The people accused of violence against women and children won’t be released, it added.