KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to construct eight new jails including two in Karachi across the province citing the shortage of space for the prisoners, ARY News reported on Thursday. The decision was taken in a high-level meeting under the supervision of the Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah and Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz in Karachi. Inspector General of Prisons Nusrat Hussain gave a briefing to the participants of the meeting. He said the overall space of jails across the province is 13,038 while 17,239 prisoners are currently present in the prison cells. Hussain detailed 6,886 prisoners are being given education facility from primary to masters and four progress reports were submitted in the Supreme Court (SC) regarding jail reformations while the next report will be filed in the first week of January 2020.
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