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Jail reforms to make the inmates useful citizens

HARIPUR: Chairman KP Standing Committee on Home and Tribal Affairs MPA Nazeer Abbasi Friday said that Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) government is bringing reforms in jails, to make the prisoners useful citizens when they leave the jails.
He expressed these views during his visit to Central Jail Haripur (CJH) while addressing the inmates and jail staff.
Nazir Abbassi further said that besides reforms of jails provincial government has also focused on the education, health and vocational training of the female inmates.
On the occasion Inspector General (IG) prison KPK Khalid Abas, MPAs Arshad Ayub, Naseer Ullah Khan, Zainab Bibi, Maj. (R) Shadab Khan, Additional Secretary Home KPK, Advocate General Law Department, Deputy Secretary KPK Assembly Inam Ullah Khan Durrani and other officials were also present.
During the visit of the CJH jail superintendent, Hamid Khan briefed the visiting dignitaries about the issues of the inmates, staff and the jail. The committee members assured them of the resolve of the issues regarding Haripur Central Jail.
On the occasion, Nazir Abbassi also directed the SDO C&W department to complete the construction work which was delayed within 45 days and submit the report. During the visit of barracks, he also directed the concerned to properly repair the electricity hanging wires.
The committee members visited the jail hospital, langar khana, store and women jail, they also inquired about their issues.
IG Prison KP Khalid Abbass also promised to pay the fine of two women inmates 4.5 and 3 lakh through charity. He also briefed the visiting committee members about the jail menu and standard of food items being provided to the inmates.
Nazir Abbassi while speaking on the occasion said that it’s a matter of immense pleasure that the jails of KP were much better than of other provinces but still there was a need for improvement. He said that soon we would call a meeting regarding jails in the assembly and would discuss the issues and their solution. | YouTube Channel

Hissan Sheikh

Karachi's S M Law College graduate Hissan Sheikh writes on crime and local politics etc.