Lahore: Due to overcrowding within the jails, it has been determined to construct multi-storied barracks within the present jails as a substitute of establishing new jails.
Considering the overcrowding within the jails, three and three storey barracks will probably be constructed in Lahore Central and District Jails. Work on this mission may even be began in 10 different jails throughout the province within the present monetary yr.
There are greater than 46,000 inmates in Punjab, together with Lahore, who’re overcrowded, and plans have been launched to construct multi-storey barracks.
Prison officers say the development of such barracks will be capable to accommodate extra inmates in a smaller area and also will cut back prices. Tenders will probably be issued quickly for the launch of the mission, the federal government stated. Funds of Rs. 5 crore have been launched whereas Rs. 20 crore will probably be spent until completion.