PESHAWAR - Keeping in view the need of having a women prison, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided in principal to set up a separate prison for women in the province by spending Rs 400 million, officials said.

The KP is going to have a prison, particularly for women prisoners. It will be a high security jail and formal construction on the project would be initiated next week, they said. Apart from that, district jails would also be established in Swat, Shangla, Malakand, Charsadda and Nowshera, while work on construction of a new central jail in Peshawar is also in progress, they said, adding that in the near future data of all jails would be computerised.

The officials said that another high security jail would also be set up in district Swat. It would help reduce the burden over the existing prisons in the province. The existing condition of jails is not as good as it should be and thus the government is striving to bring improvement in it.