New Central Jail Bahawalpur Head Warden Mehmoodul Hassan Shah was suspended on Tuesday after some policemen at the prison caught him giving hashish to prisoners on death row.
Several policemen requesting anonymity said that Shah had been caught in the act.
He was taken to the jail superintendent with the drugs in his hands, they said. Jail Superintendent Imtiaz Bhalli suspended Shah.
A few months ago, Head Constable Shah had been caught smuggling cell phones in the prison to give to some prisoners, they said, but no action had been taken.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2016.