LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has given Dera Ghazi Khan division the status of a separate region of prisons department.
On the direction of the chief minister, District Jails of Rajanpur, Layyah and Muzaffargarh, along with Central Jail DG Khan, had been included in the new region.
Five regions of the prisons department were functional in Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal and Multan. An amount of Rs600 million would be spent on repair and maintenance of various jails while new jails were being constructed in Rawalpindi, Khushab, Chakwal, Chiniot and Nankana Sahib with Rs500 million. The district jail had been constructed in Lodhran while high-security prisons project had been completed in Mianwali at a cost of Rs900 million.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th, 2019.