PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has computerised the record of prisoners in 14 jails of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) so that speedy information can be provided and unnecessary delays in legal matters involving prisoners can be avoided.
“We have computerised prisoners’ record in 14 KP’s jails under Prisoners Management Information System (PMIS) for the assistance of jail administration, prisoners and their relatives,” KP Inspector General Prisons Shahidullah Khan told APP.
PMIS provides a modern solution by which jail authorities, public safety departments, and the government can safely and securely manage prisoners’ identities and ensure swift compliance of the courts’ orders. This system will save the time of jail authorities viz a viz relatives of prisoners.
He said that scores of reforms were introduced for improvement of jails during the previous tenure of the PTI government for a safe, healthy and secure environment for inmates.
He said that the government was working on a project to install mirror glasses with a telephone facility for conversation between prisoners and well-wishers during meetings, which would curb all possibilities of the entry of wrong materials inside prisons.
Shahidullah Khan said that health facilities for prisoners, including women have been improved in jails and prompt medical treatment was being provided to them.
He said that the government has been requested for provision of Rs6.7 million funds for the enhancement of quality medical services to inmates across the province.