Punjab Prisons (Pakistan)

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Punjab Prisons
پنجاب جيل خانه جات
Agency overview
Formed1854[1]
Employees15,912 [2]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionPunjab, Pakistan
Punjab in Pakistan (claims hatched).svg
Map of Punjab Prisons's jurisdiction.
Population50,519 inmates [3]
Legal jurisdictionPunjab
Primary governing bodyGovernment of Punjab, Pakistan
Secondary governing bodyHome Department
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab

Agency executive
Facilities
Lockups43 Jails

The Punjab Prisons is a correctional organization, a uniformed service and an attached department[7] of the provincial Home Department in Punjab, Pakistan. The organization works under administrative control of the Additional Chief Secretary Home to Government of the Punjab, Pakistan. Functional head of the organization is Inspector General of Prisons who manages 43 prisons in the province. The organization is responsible for custody, control, care and correction (4 Cs) of prisoners confined in various central, district and special jails in the province of Punjab, Pakistan).[8]

History[edit]

The Punjab Prisons Department was established in 1854 for custody, control, care and correction (4 Cs) of prisoners confined in various central, district and special jails in the province of Punjab and Dr. C. Hathaway was appointed as first Inspector General (IG).[8][9] The Prisons Act of 1894 (Act No.IX of 1894) was passed by the Governor-General of India in Council which received the assent of the Governor General on 22 March 1894. The District Jail Sialkot (Since 1865), District Jail Shahpur District Sargodha (Since 1873), District Jail Jhelum (Since 1854), District Jail Rajanpur (Since 1860), Borstal Institution & Juvenile Jail Bahawalpur (Since 1882), District Jail Multan (Since 1872), District Jail Faisalabad (Since 1873) and Central Jail Gujranwala (Since 1854) in Punjab province and District Jail (now Juvenile Jail) Dadu (Since 1774) in Sindh province were even functional long before passing of the Prisons Act in 1894.[10][11] At the time of independence, the Punjab inherited nineteen(19) jails whereas Twenty One(21) more jails have so far been commissioned in the province after independence. Presently there are Forty(40) Jails functional in the Province including One(1) High Security Prison, Nine(9) Central Jails, Twenty Five(25) District Jails, Two(2) Borstal Institutions & Juvenile Jails, One(1) Women Jail and Two(2) Sub Jails.

Legal framework[edit]

The management and superintendence of prisons and all other matters relating to the prisoners are generally regulated under the following laws / rules:

Acts (1894 to 2006)

  • The Prisons Act, 1894
  • The Prisoners' Act, 1900
  • Lunacy Act, 1912
  • The Punjab Borstal Act, 1926
  • Good Conduct Prisoners Probation Release Act, 1926
  • Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability Act, (PEEDA) 2006

Rules and Regulations (1818 to 2010)

  • Regulation III of 1818 (A Regulation for the Confinement of State Prisoners)
  • Good Conduct Prisoner’s Probation Release Rules, 1927
  • West Pakistan Prisons Department Delegation of Power Rules, 1962
  • The Pakistan Prisons Rules, 1978
  • The Punjab Execution of the Punishment of Whipping Rules, 1979
  • Juvenile Justice System Rules, 2001
  • Punjab Juvenile Justice System Rules, 2002
  • Punjab Prisons Department Service Rules, 2010
  • Parole System in Pakistan

Ordinances

  • Probation of Offenders Ordinance (XLV of 1960)
  • West Pakistan Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance (XXXI of 1960)
  • Execution of the Punishment of Whipping Ordinance (IX of 1979)
  • Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (XXII of 2000)
  • Mental Health Ordinance 2001

Other relevant laws Besides above statutes, the following laws are relevant to the administration of prisons, prisoners and jail staffers.

  • Pakistan Penal Code.
  • Criminal Procedure Code.
  • Civil Procedure Code.
  • Punjab Removal from Service Ordinance, 2000.
  • Punjab Employees Efficiency Discipline and Accountability Act, 2006.
  • Punjab Civil Service Rules, 1974.
  • West Pakistan Prisons Department Delegation of Power Rules, 1962.
  • Punjab Prisons Department Executive Staff Punishment and Appeal Rules, 1981 (promulgated on 8 January 1981).
  • Punjab Prisons Department Service Rules, 2010.[12]

Inspector Generals since 1894[edit]

Following table shows the up-to-date names and tenure of posting of Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab, Pakistan since 1854.[9]

Serial No. Name of Incumbent From To Serial No. Name of Incumbent From To Serial No. Name of Incumbent From To
01. Dr. C. Hathaway 1854 1863 19. Ch. Nazeer Ahmed Akhtar 1 April 1976 16 December 1979 38. Shahid Saleem 27 October 2017
02. Dr. A. M. Dalla 1864 1884 20. Sheikh Ehsan Ghani 17 December 1979 31 May 1981
03. Brig. R. Grey 1884 1891 21. Shafqat Ullah Shah 31 May 1981 30 May 1983
04. Col. T. E. L. Bate 1891 1905 22. Mian Shaukat Mehmood 1 June 1983 7 May 1988
05. Lt. Col. R. T. Macnamara 1905 1906 23. Ch. Naseer Ahmed 8 May 1988 18 March 1989
06. Lt. Col. G. F. W. Braide 1906 1915 24. Hafiz Muhammad Qasim Khan 19 March 1989 21 August 1993
07. Maj. T. W. Finlayson 1915 1920 25. Jahangir Mirza, P.S.P 21 August 1993 1 January 1994
08. Lt. Col. F. I. Ward 1920 1927 26. Ch. Muhammad Hussain Cheema 1 January 1994 11 April 1997
09. Lt. Col. F. A. Barker 1927 1939 27. Jahangir Mirza, P.S.P 11 April 1997 29 December 1997
10. Lt. Col. N. D. Puri 1939 1946 28. Maj. (Retd) Zia-ul-Hassan Khan, P.S.P 30 December 1997 6 July 2000
11. Lt. Col. G. K. Khan 1946 1947 29. Brig. Tauqeer Qamar 6 July 2000 26 October 2001
12. Lt. Col. H. H. Mehmood 1947 1948 30. Ch. Muhammad Hussain Cheema 26 October 2001 31 July 2002
13. Lt. Col. B. H. Syed 1948 1958 31. Parvaiz Rahim Rajput 15 August 2002 29 May 2004
14. Sheikh Ikram Ali 1958 1960 32. Khawaja Khalid Farooq, Q.P.M, P.S.P 29 May 2004 29 October 2004
15. Rana Jahandad Khan 1960 1962 33. Salahuddin Ahmed Khan Niazi 29 October 2004 18 June 2005
Post Abolished 21 February 1962 17 May 1971 34. Capt. (Retd) Sarfraz Ahmed Mufti 18 June 2005 23 April 2008
16. Brig. Zahoor-ul-Haq Malik 17 May 1971 9 April 1972 35. Mian Farooq Nazeer 20 May 2008 2 March 2009
17. Raja Muhammad Arshad, P.S.P 10 April 1972 18 July 1974 36. Kokab Nadeem Warraich 2 March 2009 30 December 2011
18. Muhammad Ibrahim Khan Tareen 19 July 1974 30 March 1976 37. Mian Farooq Nazeer 30 December 2011 7 October 2017

Two-star officer[edit]

Mr. Farooq Nazeer, ex-IG Prisons (BPS-21) is the one and only two-star officer in Punjab Prisons Service at present. Particulars of the said two-star officer are given in the following table.[13]

Serial No. Name District of domicile Date of birth Date of joining BPS Present posting Date of superannuation
01. Farooq Nazeer Gujranwala 16 June 1966 12 September 1992 21 Member (Inquiries), Services & General Administration Department (S&GAD), Government of the Punjab, Lahore 15 June 2026

One-star officers /DIGs[edit]

Displaying a silver colour five-pointed star on a blue rectangle, this old-fashioned official vehicle belongs to a one-star ranking Indian police officer.

Following table shows the names, district of domicile, dates of birth, dates of joining, BPS, present postings and dates of superannuation of the serving One-star officers in Punjab Prisons (Pakistan).[13]

Serial No. Name District of domicile Date of birth Date of joining BPS Present posting Date of superannuation
01. Kokab Nadeem Gujrat 18 April 1968 9 October 1994 20 Member, Chief Minister's Inspection (CMIT), Government of the Punjab, Lahore 17 April 2028
02. Muhammad Salik Jalal Lahore 11 January 1967 12 October 1994 20 Commandant, Punjab Prison Staff Training College, Sahiwal in his own pay & scale (OPS)[14] 10 January 2027
03. Shahid Saleem Attock 21 October 1962 22 April 1997 20 Inspector General of Prisons Punjab in his own pay & scale (OPS)[4] 20 October 2022
04. Mubashar Ahmed Khan Kasur 20 November 1970 22 July 2000 20 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Lahore Region 19 November 2030
05. Abdul Rauf Lahore 1 January 1973 22 July 2000 20 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Faisalabad Region 31 December 2032
06. Muhammad Shaukat Feroze Bhakkar 1 October 1972 22 July 2000 20 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Multan Region 30 September 2032
07. Tariq Mahmood Khan Babur Jhelum 1 January 1970 22 July 2000 20 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Inspection), Punjab, Lahore 31 December 2029

Senior Superintendents of Jails[edit]

Following table shows the names, district of domicile, dates of birth, dates of joining, BPS, present postings and dates of superannuation of the serving Senior Superintendents of Jails in Punjab Prisons (Pakistan).[13]

Serial No. Name District of domicile Date of birth Date of joining BPS Present posting Date of superannuation
01. Muhammad Aslam Muzaffargarh 15 March 1967 22 July 2000 19 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, Headquarters, Punjab, Lahore in his own pay & scale (OPS)[15] 14 March 2027
02. Naveed Rauf Jhelum 14 December 1977 9 August 2003 19 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Rawalpindi Region in his own pay & scale (OPS) 13 December 2037
03. Kamran Anjum Okara 8 June 1977 22 May 2004 19 Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Sahiwal Region in his own pay & scale (OPS)[16] 7 June 2037
04. Mohsin Rafique Sahiwal 27 September 1976 10 November 2004 19 Senior Superintendent of Jail New Central Jail Multan 29 September 2036
05. Saeedullah Mandi Bahauddin 16 November 1974 8 November 2004 19 Senior Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Rawalpindi 15 November 2034

Superintendents of Jails[edit]

Following table shows the names, district of domicile, dates of birth, dates of joining, BPS, present postings and dates of superannuation of the serving Superintendents of Jils in Punjab Prisons (Pakistan).[13]

Serial No. Name District of domicile Date of birth Date of joining BPS Present posting Date of superannuation
01. Ahmed Naveed Mandi Bahauddin 1 February 1978 12 September 2007 18 Assistant Inspector General of Prisons, Industry, Punjab, Lahore in his own pay & scale (OPS) 31 January 2038
02. Imtiaz Ahmed Sialkot 18 April 1976 12 September 2007 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Sheikhupura 17 April 2036
03. Asad Javed Gujranwala 1 April 1981 12 September 2007 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Faisalabad in his own pay & scale (OPS) 31 March 2041
04. Sharam Tauqeer Faisalabad 4 June 1978 12 September 2007 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail New Central Jail Bahawalpur in his own pay & scale (OPS) 3 June 2038
05. Sajid Baig Faisalabad 22 January 1977 12 September 2007 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Sialkot 21 January 2037
06. Muhammad Asif Azeem Sahiwal 29 April 1981 12 September 2007 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Narowal 28 April 2041
07. Saqib Nazeer Kasur 12 August 1979 12 September 2007 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Bhakkar 11 August 2039
08. Asif Iqbal Muzaffargarh 5 April 1976 12 September 2007 18 Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Dera Ghazi Khan 4 April 2036
09. Naveed Ashraf Faisalabad 5 December 1976 20 July 2000 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail High Security Prison, Sahiwal in his own pay & scale (OPS) 14 December 2036
10. Razaullah Khan Faisalabad 1 March 1971 19 July 2000 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Sahiwal in his own pay & scale (OPS) 28 February 2031
11. Ejaz Asghar Sheikhupura 15 March 1974 20 July 2000 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Lahore in his own pay & scale (OPS) 14 March 2034
12. Mansoor Akbar Bahawalpur 8 September 1972 20 July 2000 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Mianwali in his own pay & scale (OPS) 7 September 2032
13. Asghar Ali Lahore 27 September 1975 19 January 1998 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Gujranwala in his own pay & scale (OPS) 26 September 2035
14. Azhar Hayat Bahawalnagar 1 October 1958 29 March 1981 18 Senior Superintendent of Jail Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Faisalabad in his own pay & scale (OPS) 30 September 2018
15. Muhammad Farooq Lahore 10 September 1958 28 March 1981 18 Superintendent of Jail Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore 9 September 2018
16. Babar Ali Multan 21 April 1970 17 July 2003 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Kasur 20 April 2030
17. Muhammad Anjum Jhang 15 September 1959 12 August 1982 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Sargodha 14 September 2019
18. Safdar Nawaz Sargodha 28 May 1959 15 August 1982 18 Superintendent of Jail Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore 27 May 2019
19. Muhammad Akbar Sargodha 4 March 1960 10 August 1982 18 Principal Punjab Prisons Staff Training Institute, Lahore 3 March 2020
20. Muhammad Saifullah Khan Gujrat 15 April 1959 16 September 1984 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Shahpur District Sargodha 14 April 2019
21. Shahid Riaz Gujranwala 23 March 1960 16 September 1984 18 Additional Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Lahore 22 March 2020
22. Shabraiz Hussain Sargodha 8 November 1958 16 September 1984 18 Superintendent of Jail Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore 7 November 2018
23. Muhammad Javed Toba Tek Singh 15 October 1960 16 September 1984 18 Additional Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Sahiwal 14 October 2020
24. Asghar Munir Sahiwal 22 October 1961 16 September 1984 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Lahore 21 October 2021
25. Muhammad Riaz Pervaiz Kasur 23 December 1960 16 September 1984 18 Additional Superintendent of Jail Central Jail Faisalabad 22 December 2020
26. Afzal Javed Sheikhupura 15 April 1960 13 October 1984 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Faisalabad 14 April 2020
27. Muhammad Ikram Kasur 4 April 1961 13 October 1984 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Rahim Yar Khan 3 April 2021
28. Muhammad Younis Shahid Bahawalnagar 30 December 1959 16 September 1984 18 Superintendent of Jail Sub Jail Chakwal 30 December 2019
29. Noor Hassan Toba Tek Singh 8 January 1970 24 August 1995 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Okara 7 January 2030
30. Muhammad Yaqub Sargodha 1 March 1960 16 September 1984 18 Superintendent of Jail District Jail Hafizabad 28 February 2020

Uniforms[edit]

Before 1981, the prison officers in all provinces of Pakistan used to wear khaki colour uniforms as worn by the Pakistan Army. During the regime of Chief Martial Law Administrator, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, some army officers objected to the wearing of army-type uniforms by the officials of Forest Department, Prisons Department, Karachi Port Trust, Sea Customs, Land Customs, Excise & Taxation, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Police Qaumi Razakars, Airport Security Force (ASF), Merchant Navy /Marine Academy, Sergent and Deputy Sergent-at-Arms of the National Assembly and Senate Secretariats, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Pakistan. It was suggested that the police type uniforms should be prescribed for the officers and men of the Prisons Department. Thus, a meeting was held in the Federal Ministry of Interior, Islamabad, and the pattern of uniform for prison officials was changed from military to that of police. Following specific orders were passed by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior in respect of Prisons Department:

PRISONS DEPARTMENT
"Instead of khaki shirts of the pattern worn by the Army, Officers and men of the Prisons Department should wear mazri shirts. The khaki cap should be changed to blue cap as worn by the Police. The wreath on the cap of I.G. Prisons should be allowed but it should be of silver and not golden colour. Badges of rank should be as worn by the DIG Police, and in case of the Deputy Superintendent of Jail and others, badges should be comparable to equivalent ranks of the Police."[17][18][19][20]

It is worth-mentioning that the post of IG Prisons had been a BPS-20 post in 1981 i.e. equivalent to the post of DIG Police (BPS-20). Accordingly, Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior had directed that the badges of rank of the IG Prisons should be as worn by the DIG Police.

Up-gradation of pay scales, sanction of uniform allowance, badges of ranks, etc.[edit]

On 2 May 2009, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry visited Central Jail Lahore. On 21 September 2009, on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Chief Justice visited Central Jail Rawalpindi. Besides passing various orders respecting management of prisons and prisoners during the said visits of jails, he issued verbal directions to the concerned authorities of Punjab Government for upgrading the pay scales of the prison officers in the Punjab and for doubling of their pay. Later, Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, Chief Justice, Lahore High Court, Lahore took suo moto notice of the case and issued directions to the provincial Government for the upgrading of posts of incumbents of the prisons department to make them at par with the equivalent ranks of Police. On 26 September 2009, Government of the Punjab, Home Department, Lahore issued notification through which the Pay Scales of Prison Officers in Punjab were made equivalent to the Punjab Police for all ranks and Uniform Allowance was also sanctioned for IG Prisons, DIG Prisons, and other ranks of the Punjab Prisons. After such up-gradation, officers of the Prisons Department in Punjab started wearing uniforms equivalent to their counterparts in the Police Department, in accordance with the spirit of the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior’s letter No.4/2/78-Public dated 28 July 1981, Government of the Punjab, Home Department, Lahore’s letter No.PRS-I(6)7/76-Vol-III dated 10 August 1981 addressed to the Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore, Syed Shafqat Ullah Shah, Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore’s letter No.EB/U.2.I/29847-74 dated 19 August 1981 captioned "UNIFORM" addressed to the Superintendents of all jails in the Punjab as well as Pakistan Prison Rules 1978, Chapter No.48 - Uniforms, pending such specific notification by the provincial government.[21]

Serial No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Rank Inspector General Deputy Inspector General Assistant Inspector General / Superintendent of Central Jail / Superintendent of Borstal Institution & Juvenile Jail Assistant Inspector General / Superintendent of Central Jail / Superintendent of Borstal Institution & Juvenile Jail Superintendent of District Jail / Additional Superintendent of Central Jail / Principal Punjab Prison Staff Training Institute Deputy Superintendent of Jail Assistant Superintendent of Jail
BPS 21 20 19 18 18 17 16
Head Dress Navy Blue beret or Peaked Cap with blue band around and floral embroidered silver-colour wreath on the shade as prescribed for Maj Gen of the Pakistan Pakistan Army / Additional Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Navy Blue beret or Peaked Cap with blue band around and floral embroidered silver-colour wreath on the shade as prescribed for Brig of the Pakistan Army / Deputy Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Navy Blue beret or Peaked Cap with blue band around and floral embroidered silver-colour wreath on the shade as prescribed for Colonel of the Pakistan Army / Senior Superintendent of Police in Pakistan Navy Blue beret or Peaked Cap with floral embroidered silver-colour wreath on the shade as prescribed for Lieutenant Colonel of the Pakistan Army / Superintendent of Police (BPS-18) in Pakistan with 8 years or more service Navy Blue beret or Peaked Cap with floral embroidered silver-colour wreath on the shade as prescribed for Major of the Pakistan Army / Superintendent of Police (BPS-18) in Pakistan with less than 8 years of service Navy Blue beret or Peaked Cap with floral embroidered silver-colour wreath on the shade as prescribed for Capt of the Pakistan Army / Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pakistan Navy Blue beret
Cap Badge Silver colour, embroidered, national emblem on the top, floral, crossing sword and baton inside as prescribed for Maj Gen of the Pakistan Army / Additional Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Silver colour, embroidered, floral crescent containing a five-corner star inside as prescribed for Brig of the Pakistan Army / Deputy Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Silver colour, embroidered, floral crescent containing a five-corner star inside as prescribed for Colonel of the Pakistan Army / Senior Superintendent of Police in Pakistan Silver colour, embroidered, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside Silver colour, embroidered, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside Silver colour, embroidered, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside Silver colour, embroidered, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside
Shirt Cotton, blackish grey malashia /Mazri cloth, with two front pockets on both breasts and with shoulders, all of the pattern as prescribed for the Police / Pakistan Army Cotton, blackish grey malashia /Mazri cloth, with two front pockets on both breasts and with shoulders, all of the pattern as prescribed for the Police / Pakistan Army Cotton, blackish grey malashia /Mazri cloth, with two front pockets on both breasts and with shoulders, all of the pattern as prescribed for the Police / Pakistan Army Cotton, blackish grey malashia /Mazri cloth, with two front pockets on both breasts and with shoulders, all of the pattern as prescribed for the Police / Pakistan Army Cotton, blackish grey malashia /Mazri cloth, with two front pockets on both breasts and with shoulders, all of the pattern as prescribed for the Police / Pakistan Army Cotton, blackish grey malashia /Mazri cloth, with two front pockets on both breasts and with shoulders, all of the pattern as prescribed for the Police / Pakistan Army Cotton, blackish grey malashia /Mazri cloth, with two front pockets on both breasts and with shoulders, all of the pattern as prescribed for the Police / Pakistan Army
Pant Khaki slacks, Cotton, Zeen cloth with two side pockets and one on the back Khaki slacks, Cotton, Zeen cloth with two side pockets and one on the back Khaki slacks, Cotton, Zeen cloth with two side pockets and one on the back Khaki slacks, Cotton, Zeen cloth with two side pockets and one on the back Khaki slacks, Cotton, Zeen cloth with two side pockets and one on the back Khaki slacks, Cotton, Zeen cloth with two side pockets and one on the back Khaki slacks, Cotton, Zeen cloth with two side pockets and one on the back
Socks Plain cotton brown or cotton black without any embroidery work or designing Plain cotton brown or cotton black without any embroidery work or designing Plain cotton brown or cotton black without any embroidery work or designing Plain cotton brown or cotton black without any embroidery work or designing Plain cotton brown or cotton black without any embroidery work or designing Plain cotton brown or cotton black without any embroidery work or designing Plain cotton brown or cotton black without any embroidery work or designing
Shoes / Boots Long brown ammunition boots or Oxford Pattern brown shoes with toe and Laces Long brown ammunition boots or Oxford Pattern brown shoes with toe and Laces Long brown ammunition boots or Oxford Pattern brown shoes with toe and Laces Long brown ammunition boots or Oxford Pattern brown shoes with toe and Laces Long brown ammunition boots or Oxford Pattern brown shoes with toe and Laces Long brown ammunition boots or Oxford Pattern brown shoes with toe and Laces Long brown ammunition boots or Oxford Pattern brown shoes with toe and Laces
Gorget Patches Turned down collar with blue Gorget Patches with a silver-colour button at the upper end containing national emblem facing upward, of the same pattern as prescribed for equivalent rank in Pakistan Army / Police Turned down collar with blue Gorget Patches with a silver-colour button at the upper end containing national emblem facing upward, of the same pattern as prescribed for equivalent rank in Pakistan Army / Police Turned down collar with blue Gorget Patches with a silver-colour button at the upper end containing national emblem facing upward, of the same pattern as prescribed for equivalent rank in Pakistan Army / Police Nil Nil Nil Nil
Formation Sign Embroidered with silver-colour, floral with inscriptions PRISONS and national emblem on the top on a round circle with upper half red and lower half blue to be worn on left arm two inches below the shoulder line Embroidered with silver-colour, floral with inscriptions PRISONS and national emblem on the top on a round circle with upper half red and lower half blue to be worn on left arm two inches below the shoulder line Embroidered with silver-colour, floral with inscriptions PRISONS and national emblem on the top on a round circle with upper half red and lower half blue to be worn on left arm two inches below the shoulder line Embroidered with silver-colour, floral with inscriptions PRISONS and national emblem on the top on a round circle with upper half red and lower half blue to be worn on left arm two inches below the shoulder line Embroidered with silver-colour, floral with inscriptions PRISONS and national emblem on the top on a round circle with upper half red and lower half blue to be worn on left arm two inches below the shoulder line Embroidered with silver-colour, floral with inscriptions PRISONS and national emblem on the top on a round circle with upper half red and lower half blue to be worn on left arm two inches below the shoulder line Embroidered with silver-colour, floral with inscriptions PRISONS and national emblem on the top on a round circle with upper half red and lower half blue to be worn on left arm two inches below the shoulder line
Name Plate Plastic or metal with sky blue back-ground and name in not more than two words written in white/ silver colour Plastic or metal with sky blue back-ground and name in not more than two words written in white/ silver colour Plastic or metal with sky blue back-ground and name in not more than two words written in white/ silver colour Plastic or metal with sky blue back-ground and name in not more than two words written in white/ silver colour Plastic or metal with sky blue back-ground and name in not more than two words written in white/ silver colour Plastic or metal with sky blue back-ground and name in not more than two words written in white/ silver colour Plastic or metal with sky blue back-ground and name in not more than two words written in white/ silver colour
Medals / Ribbons According to length of service and as admissible to the civil armed forces / police / rangers According to length of service and as admissible to the civil armed forces / police / rangers According to length of service and as admissible to the civil armed forces / police / rangers According to length of service and as admissible to the civil armed forces / police / rangers According to length of service and as admissible to the civil armed forces / police / rangers According to length of service and as admissible to the civil armed forces / police / rangers According to length of service and as admissible to the civil armed forces / police / rangers
Shoulder Titles Nil Nil Nil "PRISONS" "PRISONS" "PRISONS" "PRISONS"
Shoulder Ranks Silver, metal, crossing sword and baton on both shoulder flashes below one diamond-shaped pip as prescribed for Maj Gen of the Pakistan Army / Additional Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Silver, metal, national emblem above three diamond-shaped pips in a triangle on both shoulder flashes as prescribed for Brig of the Pakistan Army / Deputy Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Silver, metal, national emblem above two diamond-shaped pips on both shoulder flashes as prescribed for Colonel of the Pakistan Army / Senior Superintendent of Police in Pakistan Silver, metal, national emblem above one diamond-shaped pip on both shoulder flashes as prescribed for Lieutenant Colonel of the Pakistan Army / Superintendent of Police (BPS-18) in Pakistan with 8 years or more service Silver, metal, national emblem on both shoulder flashes as prescribed for Major of the Pakistan Army / Superintendent of Police (BPS-18) in Pakistan with less than 8 years service Silver, metal, three diamond-shaped pips on both shoulder flashes as prescribed for Capt of the Pakistan Army / Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pakistan Silver, metal, two diamond-shaped pips on both shoulder flashes as prescribed for Lieutenant of the Pakistan Army / Assistant Superintendent of Police in Pakistan
Belt Brown leather or synthetic perforated Brown leather or synthetic perforated Brown leather or synthetic perforated Brown leather or synthetic Brown leather or synthetic Brown leather or synthetic Brown leather or synthetic
Belt Plate / Badge Rectangular, silver / steel, national emblem on the top, floral, crossing sword and baton inside, matching the cap badge, as prescribed for Maj Gen of the Pakistan Army / Additional Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Rectangular, silver / steel, floral crescent containing a five-corner star inside, matching the cap badge, as prescribed for Brig of the Pakistan Army / Deputy Inspector General of Police in Pakistan Rectangular, silver / steel, floral crescent containing a five-corner star inside, matching the cap badge, as prescribed for Colonel of the Pakistan Army / Senior Superintendent of Police in Pakistan Rectangular, silver / steel, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside Rectangular, silver / steel, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside Rectangular, silver / steel, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside Rectangular, silver / steel, national emblem on the top, floral with inscription "PRISONS" inside
Swagger Stick Malacca cane Malacca cane Malacca cane Cane covered with brown leather and inscription "PRISONS" at one end Cane covered with brown leather and inscription "PRISONS" at one end Cane covered with brown leather and inscription "PRISONS" at one end Cane covered with brown leather and inscription "PRISONS" at one end

Administrative regions[edit]

The jails in the province of Punjab were grouped into four circles for the purpose of the appointment, promotion and transfer of warders and for better organization.[22] In 2004, these circles were replaced with regions with independent regional offices (detached from Headquarter Jails). At present, prisons regions have been established at Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and Sargodha. Case for establishment of two more regions at Gujranwala and Dera Ghazi Khan has also been initiated.

List of jails[edit]

An outer view of Administrative Block of Central Jail Faisalabad, Pakistan in October, 2011

The following table shows detailed list, as it stood on 30 July 2018, of all 43 jails in the province of Punjab, Pakistan.

Serial No. Name of Region Name of Jail Year of Construction[11] Authorised Population of Inmates[23] Actual Population of Inmates
01. Lahore Region Central Jail Lahore (at Kot Lakhpat) 1965–1967 3642
02. Central Jail Gujranwala 1854 3945
03. Central Jail Sahiwal 1899 4002
04. District Jail Lahore 1930 1700
05. District Jail Sheikhupura 1921 2433
06. District Jail Kasur 1929 1475
07. District Jail Sialkot 1865 2187
08. Multan Region New Central Jail Multan 1930 2799
09. New Central Jail Bahawalpur 1955 2320
10. Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Bahawalpur 1882 104
11. Central Jail Dera Ghazi Khan 1913 1155
12. District Jail Multan 1872 998
13. District Jail Rajanpur 1860 272
14. District Jail Vehari 898
15. Women Jail Multan 1973-74 166 94[24]
16. District Jail Rahim Yar Khan 1950 1048
17. District Jail Bahawalnagar 1947 621
18. District Jail Muzaffar Garh 1908 650
19. Rawalpindi Region Central Jail Rawalpindi 1985–86 4807
20. District Jail Attock 1906 734
21. District Jail Jhelum 1854 819
22. District Jail Mandi Bahauddin 1978 787
23. District Jail Gujrat 1930 1308
24. Sub Jail Chakwal 1998 153
25. Faisalabad Region Central Jail Faisalabad 1971 2830
26. Central Jail Mianwali 1903 1826
27. Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Faisalabad 2001 224 146[25]
28. District Jail Faisalabad 1873 2032
29. District Jail Jhang 1975 1870
30. District Jail Toba Tek Singh 924
31. District Jail Sargodha 1910 1642
32. District Jail Shahpur 1873 917

Female convicts executed since 1947[edit]

Following table [26] shows list of female condemned prisoners sentenced to death and finally hanged in various jails of Punjab (Pakistan) since 1947.

Serial No. Name Jail Date of Execution
01. Mst. Ghulam Fatima daughter of Lungar wife of Azam Central Jail Mianwali 10 October 1956
02. Mst. Ghafooraan wife of Muhammad Shah District Jail Layyalpur now Faisalabad 15 July 1961
03. Mst. Saban wife of Khuda Bakhsh District Jail Multan 13 November 1963
04. Mst. Nusrat daughter of Ahmed Hussain District Jail Faisalabad 28 August 1983
05. Mst. Shakoori wife of Muhammad Ramzan Central Jail Mianwali 14 March 1985
06. Mst. Daulat Bibi wife of Mirza Khan Central Jail Rawalpindi 7 May 1985
07. Mst. Munawaran daughter of Sultan Bakhsh District Jail Jhelum 28 October 1985
08. Mst. Sanawaran daughter of Sultan Bakhsh District Jail Jhelum 28 October 1985

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Incumbency Roll of Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab placed in the office of the incumbent.
  2. ^ Sanctioned Strength of Punjab Prisons Department as on 28 January 2018
  3. ^ Population Statement of Prisoners confined in Punjab Jails as on 15 September 2010
  4. ^ a b Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (28 October 2017). "Punjab IG prisons replaced".
  5. ^ "Punjab Prisons". prisons.punjab.gov.pk.
  6. ^ "Official Website of Punjab Prisons (Pakistan)". Archived from the original on 26 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Attached Departments - Punjab Portal". www.punjab.gov.pk.
  8. ^ a b Prisons Administration in Pakistan (1998) by Dr. Abdul Majeed Ahmed Aoulakh, PhD Criminology, Ex-Principal Central Jail Staff Training Institute, Lahore.
  9. ^ a b Quoted from Incumbency Roll of Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab placed in the office of the incumbent.
  10. ^ Quoted from the Incumbency Rolls of the respectives prisons.
  11. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Promulgated by order of the Governor of the Punjab vide Notification No.SOR-III(S&GAD)1-20/2004-P dated 29 June 2010.
  13. ^ a b c d As per service record maintained at Establishment Branch of Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore.
  14. ^ "Mian Muhammad Salik Jalal, DIG Prisons (Headquarters) (BPS-20) appointed as Commandant, Punjab Prison Staff Training College, Sahiwal in his own pay and scale".
  15. ^ "Qazi Muhammad Aslam, AIG Prisons (Establishment) (BPS-19) appointed as DIG Prisons (Headquarters) at Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore in his own pay and scale".
  16. ^ "Superintendent Faisalabad Jail Kamran Anjum posted as DIG prison Sahiwal". 18 April 2018.
  17. ^ Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior’s letter No.4/2/78-Public dated 28 July 1981.
  18. ^ Government of the Punjab, Home Department, Lahore’s letter No.PRS-I(6)7/76-Vol-III dated 10 August 1981 addressed to the Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore.
  19. ^ Syed Shafqat Ullah Shah, Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore’s letter No.EB/U.2.I/29847-74 dated 19 August 1981 captioned "UNIFORM" addressed to the Superintendents of all jails in the Punjab
  20. ^ Pakistan Prison Rules 1978, Chapter No.48 - Uniforms
  21. ^ Government of the Punjab, Home Department, Lahore’s Notifications No.SO(Prs)18-24/2009 dated 26 September 2009 and even No. dated 26 March 2010.
  22. ^ Rule 1110 of Pakistan Prison Rules 1978 made under Prisons Act 1894.
  23. ^ As per record of Building Branch, Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore.
  24. ^ "Women Jail, Multan - Punjab Prisons". www.prisons.punjab.gov.pk.
  25. ^ "Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail Faisalabad - Punjab Prisons". www.prisons.punjab.gov.pk.
  26. ^ Circulated by the Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan) to all Jails of the province vide Memo No.JB/G-I/44119-54 dated 14 September 2010 under subject "INFORMATION REGARDING EXECUTION OF FEMALE PRISONERS IN THE PUNJAB SINCE 1947 TO DATE."