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.