CM Pays a Surprise Visit to Central Jail Kot Lakhpat


Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi made an unannounced visit to Central Jail Kot Lakhpat to inspect the facilities and listen to the grievances of the detainees. During his two-hour visit, he observed several concerning issues, such as three female prisoners sharing one cot and prisoners still being held despite completing their sentences or having their appeals delayed for up to 10 years.
The CM inspected the barracks, kitchen, hospital, technical training center, and daycare center for women prisoners. He instructed the jail administration to ensure that each prisoner has their own cot and that the female prisoner, whose father passed away, is released on parole. Additionally, he ordered that the patients suffering from kidney and liver diseases be treated at the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and the jail administration should appoint a focal person to coordinate for the treatment. He also directed the jail administration to provide care for the children of women prisoners.
The CM expressed his belief that prisoners should receive the necessary facilities as human beings. He assured that the government would take steps to release prisoners who have completed their sentences, and the judiciary would be approached to expedite the release of prisoners who have completed their sentences. The CM also called upon the deputy commissioner to regularly visit the jail and resolve any problems the prisoners may have.