Pakistani minister: Officials in several ministries ran racket that freed prisoners

March 24, 2015 4:31 PM

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Pakistani minister: Officials in several ministries ran racket that freed prisoners

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Officials in several government ministries in Pakistan ran a crime racket that helped to free 15 prisoners convicted of murder and drug offences, Pakistan's interior minister said Tuesday.

The minister's statement is a rare official acknowledgement of the corruption in Pakistan's government and dysfunctional criminal justice system.

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