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Prison Information Management System to be inaugurated on Nov. 2

Prison Information Management System to be inaugurated on Nov. 2
Meeting on Prison Reforms in Sindh.

Sindh Chief Secretary and Federal Ombudsman chaired a meeting to review work progress of prison reforms.  


Prison Information Management System (PIMS) has been installed in the jails of the Sindh province which will be formally launched on November 2, 2021.

The officials of Prison department informed in a meeting on prison reforms, jointly chaired by Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah and Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz at the Sindh Secretariat on Monday.

Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the prison information management system would improve the monitoring and administrative matters of the jails.

Briefing the meeting, the IG prison said that vaccination of prisoners of the province has been started and new inmates are being tested and vaccinated for the corona virus. He said that more barracks are being set up in Thatta, Shaheed Benazirabad and Malir Jails and more new jails are being built including Karachi West for 800 inmates, 300 in Tharparkar, 200 in Qambar Shahdadkot and 300 in Kashmore at Kandhkot while Mirpur Khas District Prison had been upgraded to Central Jail.

Prison Information -Sindh CourierMumtaz Ali Shah said that reforms were being brought in all the jails of province. “The departments of Education, Health, Social Welfare, STEVTA and Civil Society are working for the reforms. Oversight committees have also been formed under the prison reforms” he added.

Chief Secretary further stated that the Oversight Committees include the members from judiciary, civil society, education and health and philanthropists.

Appreciating the prison reforms of the provincial government, the federal ombudsman said directed IG prison to ensure visits of Oversight Committees and their reports may also be sent to the commission as these will be made part of the report that will be presented in the Supreme Court.

Later, Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz and others also visited the office of Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace.

The meeting was attended by Federal Secretary Ombudsman Shoaib Siddiqui, Senior Advisor of Federal Ombudsman Syed Anwar Haider, Law Secretary, IG Jail and other officials. (PR)