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CM Maryam approves two new women prisons in Punjab

By News Desk

May 22, 2024 11:08 AM


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Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif approved establishment of two new prisons for women in the province, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Wednesday.

According to the channel, the CM Punjab presided over a meeting of provincial high-ups and reviewed the current situation in the jails.

In the meeting, serious concerns were expressed about the possible external contacts of criminals from the prisons and Maryam Nawaz gave instructions to the authorities to make the cybersecurity arrangements of the prisons foolproof. She also called for a comprehensive plan for prison reforms.

CM Maryam approved the establishment of women's jails in Faisalabad and Rawalpindi and directed that these jails should be outside the cities.

Maryam Maryam Nawaz Sharif also approved the project of revamping Bakshi Khana and lock-ups across Punjab in the meeting.

Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Azma Zahid Bokhari, MPA Sania Ashiq, Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman, Home Secretary Nurul Amin Mengal, IG Prisons Farooq Nazir and others officials attended the meeting.

Reporter: Rao Dilshad Hussain


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