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 5082[1] (as of 04 April 2016)
Opened 1986
Managed by Government of Punjab, Pakistan
Director Saeed Ullah Gondal, Senior Superintendent of Jail[2]

Central Jail Rawalpindi (also known as Adyala jail) is a prominent prison in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.


The Central Jail Rawalpindi was built from the late 1970s and early 1980s during the military regime of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, after the execution 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 prison 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 is Adyala is about 4 kilometres west of the prison.

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