To make the jails security more effective, IG Prisons Mian Farooq Nazir has installed mobile phone jammers to set up security in the provincial jails. Punjab Prisons Department has allocated almost Rs.633.146 million for the installation of mobile phone jammers.
Mobile Phone Jammers Being Installed in Punjab Jails
While talking to the Associated Press of Pakistan(APP), he said that the installation of mobile phone jammers is going to be done in three phases. For competition of the process also needs technical support. Mr. Farooq Nazir enlightened the audience that first phase had been completed. The second phase is underway and the third phase would be launched soon after the second phase.
During the first phase, jammers were installed in 14 central and district jails in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Mianwalai, Sahiwal, Multan, Gujranwala, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Sialkot, Sheikhupura and Kasur, adding that 87 jammers were installed in these jails at a cost of Rs 331.5025 million.
During the second phase, mobile phone jammers would be installed in 13 jails including district jails Attock, Gujrat, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhang, Sargodha, Shahpur, Toba Tek Singh, Bahawalnagar, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan and Vehari at a cost of Rs 301.644 million. The IG prisons said that phone jammers would be installed in remaining 10 jails in the third phase.