The work on the modern prison in Sector H-16 Islamabad is underway and it will be completed soon.
According to the details, the construction of the Model Prison at H16 Islamabad will cost Rs. 3.9 billion and more than Rs. 2 billion has already been spent on the project while an amount of Rs. 350 million has been allocated in Public Sector Development Program this year (PSDP 2022-23), an official told APP.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed a six-member committee headed by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to review the prison project and ensure its completion at the earliest.
It is pertinent to mention that Adiala Jail currently houses prisoners from Islamabad as the capital has no jail.
This has become a problem for the ICT administration as the police has to transfer prisoners to and from Rawalpindi after court hearings.
The Islamabad jail complex is being constructed on 90-acre in Sector H-16 near the motorway and it will house 2,000 prisoners and it will be equipped with a 22-bed hospital, a school for the children of the jail-staff, a mosque, a library, an auditorium, segregated cells and separate barracks for women and juvenile prisoners.