ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has sought funds for construction of a model jail in the federal capital.

Interior ministry sources said that a 720 kanal land has already been purchased for construction of a model jail in Sector H. According to the source, the interior ministry has sought Rs4530.46 million initially for under the PC-1 which has been sent to the ministry of planning and development for approval.

The model jail will have the capacity to accommodate over 2000 prisoners. The sources said that the PWD will start construction work on the project once the PC-1 was approved.