Establishment of Women’s Prisons Approved by Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz

Establishment of Women's Prisons Approved by Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has given the green light for the establishment of women’s prisons in Faisalabad and Rawalpindi. This decision came during a meeting chaired by CM Maryam Nawaz to assess ongoing and proposed reforms in the prison system.

The meeting, held on Wednesday, was attended by Punjab’s Senior Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Information Minister Azma Bukhari, and other senior officials. CM Maryam Nawaz emphasized the importance of comprehensive reports on current jail reforms and urged for the prompt construction of the new women’s prisons.

CM Maryam Nawaz directed that the sites for these facilities should be situated outside the city limits to ensure better security and management. Expressing concern over the possibility of incarcerated individuals maintaining external contacts, Maryam Nawaz highlighted the necessity of robust cyber security measures within the prisons.

Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz instructed the renovation of Bakshi Khanas and lock-ups, approving projects aimed at improving these facilities to accommodate inmates more effectively and enhance overall conditions.

In a separate meeting, Aun Chaudhary, the leader of the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), met with Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz to discuss ongoing development projects and political matters in Lahore. During the conversation, Chaudhary commended the Chief Minister’s proactive involvement in the development initiatives underway in Lahore.