Pris­on­ers to get 2800 to 3000 calo­ries in diet daily

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab Muham­mad Shah­baz Sharif has ap­proved the menu for pris­on­ers to en­sure pro­vi­sion of 2800 to 3000 calo­ries in diet daily. In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Prisons Pun­jab Mian Fa­rooq Nazeer in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with APP here Sun­day that the quan­tity of calo­ries is re­quired to keep a per­son phys­i­cally fit.He said that on the di­rec­tive of Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab,Food Sci­ence Tech­nol­ogy De­part­ment of Faisal­abad Agri­cul­ture Univer­sity pre­pared a com­pre­hen­sive report in which it was rec­om­mended that 2800 to 3000 calo­ries are re­quired daily in diet.

He said the Chief Min­is­ter ap­proved the rec­om­men­da­tion as it is and re­vised the daily diet charges per in­mate from Rs 50 to 70 to meet the ex­penses to be in­curred on im­prove­ment of menu.He said that a to­tal of 49,729 pris­on­ers are housed in 32 jails across the province against sanc­tioned strength of 21527.

The IG said the no­ti­fi­ca­tion re­gard­ing the re­vised menu has been is­sued and all su­per­in­ten­dents of jail through­out the province have started im­ple­men­ta­tion. He said that all range DIGs and DIGs in­spec­tion and head­quar­ters have been di­rected to con­duct a se­ries of sur­prise vis­its to check the con­tents of food and its qual­ity in line with the re­vised menu.

About the qual­ity of food, he claimed that best hy­gienic food is be­ing served to them with bet­ter qual­ity of bread which he claimed is hun­dred per­cent bet­ter than open mar­ket. He said even a ma­jor chunk of poor strata of so­ci­ety did not have ac­cess to qual­ity food.

He said now healthy cows and chick­ens are slaugh­tered within cen­tral jails premises hav­ing more than 1000 pop­u­la­tion un­der the su­per­vi­sion of jail doc­tor and as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent jail.

Mian Fa­rooq Nazeer said, "Who so­ever wants to visit the site of prisons slaugh­ter house, jail kitchen and store, they are al­ways wel­come". He said that Pun­jab is the first province in the coun­try where food with stock of calo­ries is be­ing served.

When con­tacted, Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Prisons Cen­tral Jail,Kot­lakh­pat,La­hore Mohsin Rafiq Ch and Su­per­in­ten­dent Camp Jail,La­hore Ejaz As­ghar told APP, "Now qual­ity food is be­ing served to all in­mates strictly in ac­cor­dance with the re­vised menu".

DIG,La­hore Range,Ma­lik Mubasher Khan said that Ad­di­tional Su­per­in­ten­dent Jail,Ish­tiaq Ah­mad Gill and Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent Jail,Ab­dul Raz­zaq Ni­azi have been as­signed the task of per­son­ally su­per­vis­ing the qual­ity of food at Kot­lakh­pat and Camp Jails.

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