Var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tional, tech­ni­cal pro­grammes launched in jails: IG pris­ons

Pakistan Observer - - LAHORE CITY - CITY REPORTER

LA­HORE— In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Pris­ons, Mian Fa­rooq Nazir said on Sun­day that var­i­ous pro­grammes had been launched in jails of Pun­jab to pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion and tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional train­ing to pris­on­ers to make them use­ful cit­i­zens of the so­ci­ety.

Talk­ing to APP, he said that dif­fer­ent com­mit­tees had been formed to su­per­vise ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and tech­ni­cal & vo­ca­tional train­ing fa­cil­i­ties in jails which meet reg­u­larly on monthly ba­sis. So far, 1,791 pris­on­ers have been re­leased by giv­ing them re­mis­sion in their jail terms af­ter they passed dif­fer­ent re­li­gious and ed­u­ca­tional cour­ses ex­am­i­na­tions.

The IG pris­ons said that some fac­to­ries had been made func­tional again in dif­fer­ent jails in­clud­ing Cen­tral Jail Gu­jran­wala, Cen­tral Jail Dera Ghazi Khan and Dis­trict Jail Jhang where pris­on­ers were be­ing im­parted car­pet- weav­ing skills. Be­sides, added the IG pris­ons, ef­forts were be­ing made to restart work at Cen­tral Jail Gu­jran­wala fac­tory, where foot­balls are man­u­fac­tured.

The IG pris­ons said that adult lit­er­acy cen­tres have been set up in five cen­tral jails of Pun­jab in­clud­ing Rawalpindi, Mian­wali, DG Khan, Mul­tan and Bahawalpur, and a me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing ( MoU) had been signed with the Lit­er­acy & Non- For­mal Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment, Pun­jab, in this re­gard.

Also, he added, cour­ses have been launched from May 2014 in cen­tral jails of La­hore and Mul­tan in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Toy­ota com­pany, for skills de­vel­op­ment among pris­on­ers. An MoU was signed with the Toy­ota au­thor­i­ties on Septem­ber 30, 2015 in this re­gard.

The IG pris­ons re­vealed that un­der the agree­ment, tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional train­ing would be im­parted to pris­on­ers in 13 jails in­clud­ing cen­tral jails of La­hore, Sahiwal, Gu­jran­wala, Faisal­abad, Mian­wali, Rawalpindi, Mul­tan, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, borstal jails of Faisal­abad and Bahawalpur, and dis­trict jails for fe­male in Faisal­abad and Mul­tan.

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