Lahore, July 06, 2021 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister for Prisons Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at CM’s Secretariat. Matters of mutual interest political issues and departmental performance came under discussion during the meeting. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan briefed the Chief Minister about the performance of his department. Usman Buzdar said that reforms are being introduced in the prison system as prisoner have basic human rights. For the first time in the history a Chief Minister has visited more than 10 jails to review and inspect the problems of prisoners as no ruler had ever visited jail since Pakistan came into being.
The children of women prisoners will be taken care. He said that multi-storey barracks are being constructed in the seven jails and Prisoner Management Information System has been launched in 21 jails of the province. He said that all possible steps are being taken for the betterment of the prisoners. Usman Buzdar further directed to improve the monitoring system of the jails and said that the outdated jail manual would be changed as per the new demands to being easiness in the lives of jail inmates as prisoners are also human beings.
He said that the Punjab government has made far-reaching reforms in the prison system aimed at protecting the basic rights of prisoners. Amendments are being made in the 125-year-old prison rules as no attention had ever been paid to prison reform in the past. Usman Buzdar further stated that said that the opposition has nothing to do with the problems of the people, these people are only experts in propaganda but such elements cannot mislead the people of Pakistan any more. Provincial Minister for Prisons Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan warned the opposition that their hollow slogans cannot shaken the government. PDM is a gang of certified corrupt, incapable and incompetents people. He said that the alliance of PDM has been scattered. They only want to come into power again to make money, he added.
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