LAHORE: The historic, 85 years old Camp Jail, Lahore has been declared the best in the Punjab in terms of quality of food, proper security coupled with better environment besides adequate protection to inmates.
The District and Sessions Judges Lahore who visit prisons comprising 22 barracks at least once in a month regularly in their reports and remarks declared the cleanliness of the
kitchen and the quality of food the best in the Punjab.
Prisons Chief Mian Farooq Nazeer, DIG Lahore Range Mubashar Ahmad Khan and DIG HQ Mian Salik Jalal during their visits also appreciated the state of alertness, effective security
measures besides provision of the best quality food to inmates in addition to slaughtering the chickens in jail premises in the presence of jail doctor and Jail Officer.
Superintendent Jail Shahram Tauqeer Khan has allowed desirous notable and elite of the town to come and see that healthy chicken was slaughtered in jail premises at 10 am and
5 pm daily six day in a week.
Nearly 2,886 inmates were housed in the prisons against sanctioned strength of 1050 prisoners.
All the incoming under trial prisoners irrespective of their social status along with their belongings were scanned properly through metal detectors and screening machines.
Surprise research was also conducted at least twice in a month under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent Mahmood Fakhri and Assistant Superintendent concerned in all barracks for the recovery of cell-phones and narcotics.
Cell-phones were recovered during last three weeks and guilty prisoners were shifted to “Chaki” as a punishment for one month. It may be mentioned here that all inmates were being served the best quality filter water from the donated water filteration plant installed in prison.
About the staff complaints, Shahram said that he daily attends the visitors and got installed an intercom at waiting room for direct contact with him, if any allegation proved then strict action was taken.