CM Punjab orders to build a new prison in Lahore

Jails in Punjab have exceeded capacity by nearly 8,000 prisoners.


Web Desk August 07, 2013
Construction is expected to start soon. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif ordered for the construction of a new jail in Lahore due to overcrowding at existing jails, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The new jail will be built in Manawan and is a large sized property. Construction on the plot is expected to begin soon.

Jails in Punjab have exceeded capacity by nearly 8,000 prisoners.

Jails have been under question since an attack on the DI Khan Jail and the consequent escape of high-profile criminals on July 29.

Arrangements to secure prisons are being made across the country.

COMMENTS (4)

imran | 7 years ago | Reply

My view is Pakistan needs 40/50 massive size prisons to tackle rising crimes

skhan | 7 years ago | Reply

To give the impression that there is a shortage of jails in the country and that is why federal govt cannot shift number of dangerous prisoners from KPK to center!

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