Central Jail Rawalpindi

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Central Jail Rawalpindi
Location Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Coordinates 33°29′14.62″N 73°2′24.49″E / 33.4873944°N 73.0401361°E / 33.4873944; 73.0401361Coordinates: 33°29′14.62″N 73°2′24.49″E / 33.4873944°N 73.0401361°E / 33.4873944; 73.0401361
Security class Maximum
Capacity 1919
Population 4598[1] (as of 3 February 2010)
Opened 1986
Managed by Government of Punjab, Pakistan
Director Mushtaq Ahmad Awan, Senior Superintendent of Jail[2]

Central Jail Rawalpindi (also slanged as Adyala jail by local residents of surrounding rural area) is a prominent jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

History[edit]

The Central Jail Rawalpindi was constructed in between the late 1970s and early 1980s during the military regime of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, after hanging to death of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan on 4 April 1979 in District Jail Rawalpindi. The latter jail was demolished and converted into a public park. The Jail is situated on Rawalpindi - Adyala Road near village Dahgal about 13 kilometres toward west of District Courts and the defunct / demolished old District Jail Rawalpindi. The village Adyala (with whose relation the Jail is slanged as Adyala Jail) is located about 4 kilometres west of the Jail.

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