Governor stresses conducive environment for inmates

Governor stresses conducive environment for inmates

Staff Report

QUETTA: Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha has said that all the prisoners in the jail are part of our own society and it is the responsibility of the government to provide a conducive environment for them.
He also directed to ensure the provision of teachers, psychologists and modern books for all prisoners including children and women and to impart skills. He said that special care should be taken for hygiene in the jail.
He expressed these views while talking on the occasion of his visit to Quetta District Jail on Thursday. On the occasion, Inspector General of Prisons Usman Ghani Siddiqui gave a detailed briefing to the Governor of Balochistan about the facilities provided in the jail, various blocks of the jail, inmates and other matters.
Inspector General of Prisons Usman Ghani Siddiqui, Deputy IG Prisons Zia Tareen, Federal Ombudsman’s Representative Sarwar Brahui, Provincial Ombudsman Balochistan Nazar Baloch and Jail Superintendent Shakeel Ahmed Baloch were also present on the occasion.
During his visit, Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha inspected women’s barracks, children’s barracks, men’s and women’s waiting rooms, control room, library, laboratory, kitchen, jail hospital and facilities and food provided to the prisoners.
He said that the purpose of his visit to Quetta District Jail was to improve the jails and to review the facilities of the inmates. It may be mentioned that Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha also inquired about the problems of young doctors in the jail and assured all possible cooperation for their lasting solution.
Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha said that according to the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the government will establish modern railway system in the country and provide railway transport facilities to the people of the province.
He expressed these views during a meeting with Federal Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati at Governor House, Quetta. On the occasion, the Governor of Balochistan appreciated the decision of the Federal Minister for Railways and said that Pakistan Railways has a lot of valuable land. Expansion, restoration and upgrading of valuable railway land under lease out is a wise decision in favor of the people.