Central Jail Lahore

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Central Jail Lahore
Location Lahore, Pakistan
Security class Maximum
Population 4000[1][2] (as of February 2014)
Managed by Government of Punjab, Pakistan

(Senior Superintendent Jail)

Asad Waraich(Assumed office from September 2013 till date)

Kamran Anjum( May 2013 -September 2013)

Mohsin Rafique(Jan 2013-May 2013)

Mushtaq Ahmed Awan,(From August 2009-January 2012)[3]
Notable prisoners
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Javed Iqbal (serial killer) Committed suicide on 8 October 2001

Central Jail Lahore is a prominent jail situated in Lahore, Pakistan at Rakh Chandra (Kot Lakhpat). Shaheed Bhagat Singh was hanged here during British rule in India.[4] The jail is also known as Kot Lakhpat Jail with reference to its location. The jail houses more than four times the 4000 prisoner capacity it was built for. Prisoners have been murdered in the prison in the past,including Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh[1]

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Coordinates: 31°26′48″N 74°20′07″E / 31.44667°N 74.33528°E / 31.44667; 74.33528