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Maryam orders making prisons cyber security foolproof

CM Punjab Maryam Nawaz took notice of a torture incident in a Jaranwala madrassa and sought a report from the IGP Punjab

By Our Correspondent
May 23, 2024
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz can be seen in this image taken at Punjab Assembly on February 23, 2024. — Facebook/Maryam Nawaz Sharif
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz can be seen in this image taken at Punjab Assembly on February 23, 2024. — Facebook/Maryam Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz chaired a meeting on prison reforms on Wednesday and ordered beefing up the cyber security of prisons.

The meeting expressed concerns about possible contact of external criminals with those lodged in jails, and their involvement in crimes while sitting in jails. The CM ordered that all measures should be taken to increase cyber security and end such links between criminals in and outside jails. She directed the authorities that all new jails should be constructed outside the city limits, and sought a comprehensive plan.

The CM also approved a project to revamp Bakshi Khanas [judicial lock-ups] and police station lock-ups across Punjab. She also gave in-principle approval for the establishment of women’s jails in Faisalabad and Rawalpindi.

Separately, CM Punjab Maryam Nawaz took notice of a torture incident in a Jaranwala madrassa and sought a report from the IGP Punjab.

She ordered to provide treatment to the students and said legal action should be taken against the teacher. She said torture would not be tolerated in seminaries.