Lahore, September 29, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at his office to review progress on jail reforms. He approved to celebrate Rahmatul-lil-Alameen Week in jails. The CM will announce a prison package for jail officials and prisoners on the occasion of Rahmatul-lil-Alameen Week.
The meeting decided in principle to approve the phase-wise filling of vacant posts in jails and the CM directed to devise a fool proof mechanism for the provision of quality items for prisoners at canteens at fixed rates. The participants agreed in principle to allow prisoners to bring cushions, quilts etc from homes. The meeting was told that the installation of dish antennas/ cable facility has been started in prisoners’ barracks in the direction of CM Punjab.
The CM reiterated that protection of prisoners’ rights will be ensured and no one will be allowed any exploitation. The provision of suitable payments to prisoners working in jails be ensured; he said and directed to overcome the shortage of doctors, paramedics and medicines in jail hospitals for providing the best treatment facilities to the inmates.
The ambulance service be started to shift prisoners to hospitals in case of emergency and work be started on projects to shift jails on solar energy, concluded the CM. ACS(Home), PS to CM, IG Jail and others attended the meeting.
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