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Punjab prisoners can now enjoy Hum TV dramas in jail

Punjab govt announces better facilities for prisoners

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 13, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago
Posted: Oct 13, 2021 | Last Updated: 3 months ago

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Now prisoners can enjoy Hum TV dramas and other entertainment shows during their time behind bars as the Punjab government has announced it is bringing in a slew of new facilities for jails across the province.

“Crimes, and not prisoners, are despicable,” Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said while addressing in a meeting in Lahore Wednesday. He said that the 127-year-old jail laws would be amended.

These are the following new facilities for prisoners in Punjab’s jails.

  • The supply of quality goods will be ensured in prison canteens.
  • They will be allowed to keep their pillows, blankets and mattresses.
  • Additional fans, exhaust fans, geysers, LED lights, air coolers will be installed.
  • LCDs will be installed in all jails but they can only watch news and entertainment channels.
  • Ambulance service will be provided.
  • Poor and underage prisoners will be allowed to talk with their families on the prison phone.
  • All prisoners will be provided primary education.
  • Basic necessities, along with health services, will be given to women prisoners.
  • The Punjab Sports Board and Punjab Prisoners Foundation will provide sports and other physical activities.
  • The health department will set up medical camps on a monthly basis.
  • All jails will be moved on to solar energy.
  • A coherent system will be devised to pay diyat and fines of prisoners in Ramazan.

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