LAHORE Taking notice of irresponsible answer from the Prisons Department, Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan on Thursday constituted a five member house committee to probe the incident of printing of sentence 'the government better knows the reasons. During Question Hour on Prisons at the Punjab Assembly floor on Thursday, opposition legislators Hassan Murtaza and Azma Zahid Bokhari came hard on Minister for Prisons Malik Iqbal Chanar on printing of the objectionable sentence and asked the later to tell the House that whether he or somebody else was the government. We think the minister is the government. Now he is saying that the government better knows the reasons. The minister should make it clear that whether he or somebody else is the government, Hassan Murtaza said. Azma Bokhari questioned that how the department dared to submit such a reply. She said that if the minister has some courage he should announce to resign from the office. Malik Iqbal Channar said that it was just a printing mistake and he would hold an inquiry into the incident. Rana Mashood said that action should be taken against the responsible officers. He constituted a five member committee comprising Malik Iqbal Channar, Nadeem Kamran, Hassan Murtaza, Ali Haider Noor Niazi and Azma Bokhari to probe the incident and apprise the House about its findings in the next session. Responding to another supplementary question regarding difference in the number of prisoners at Adiyala Jail in just a single day, the minister said that 225 prisoners were released on bail. The department mentioned 6002 prisoners at Adiyala Jail on November 10, 2009 and in another answer received on the following day, the number of prisoners decreased to 5873. Azma Bokhari said that release of 225 prisoners on a single day was unbelievable. She stressed that either one or the other answer was incorrect. The minister said that the department was only keeping prisoners and was bound to release them on court orders. To another supplementary question, he said that there were 370 prisoners in 64 death cells at Adiyala Jail. He said that 5-6 prisoners were kept in one cell due to shortage of rooms. To another question, the minister said that the government was constructing courtrooms at 13 jails across the province. He said that 40 percent of the work has been completed and the remaining would be carried out during the coming fiscal year. He said that the construction work was stopped due to the recent floods that delayed timely completion of the project. He said that the department has already forwarded a summary to the Punjab government for the allocation of funds to carryout the project. To another supplementary question, he said that no female was in jail that could be released on payment of diyat. He said that the Punjab government provided Rs 23 million for payment of diyat for115 male prisoners that enabled their release during Ramazan in 2008. He urged the philanthropists to donate money for the release of people undergoing imprisonment for lack of payment of diyat or fine. Azma Bokhari suggested the minister to ask the CM Punjab to start the process of donating money for the poor prisoners.