ISLAMABAD - The local administration here on Friday claimed that the PC-1 and proposed design for the construction of model jail in Sector H-16, on a piece of land measuring 127 kanals, was ready for seeking final approval by the competent authority.

Chief Commissioner Islamabad, Tariq Mahmood Pirzada informed this while reviewing the final details of the proposed project at a high-level meeting. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Director Development/ Finance ICT, SSP Headquarters ICT, Superintendent Adiala Jail Rawalpindi, Chief Engineer and Chief Architect Pak PWD attended the meeting. He told the participants that he would request to the highest forum for giving time so that a detailed presentation about the PC-1 and design could be given in the next week.

Chief Architect, Pak PWD while giving a detailed briefing to the participants informed that he had conducted three visits of the Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi along with other officials and the PC-I of the project had been further improved and incorporated all the requisite necessary requirements as pointed by the Superintendent Adyala Jail, Rawalpindi and other officials.

The participants discussed in details the each and every aspect of project and expressed satisfaction over the design.

The participants were informed that the first phase of the project would cost approximately Rs 2.5 billion and the model jail would have a two-story building. The jail would have all the requisite facilities for the prisoners that are admissible under the prison rules. The building would initially have a capacity of 2026 prisoners. The design of the jail envisages to cater the future expansion plan with a capacity of prisoners up to 4000. Chief Architect informed that two third land would be utilized according to the proposed design whereas one third land had been reserved for future expansion requirements.

He informed that jail would have a separate residential colony for the jail staff consisting of four blocks for dispensary, kitchen, community hall, primary school, shopping centre, post office, bank and police barracks. The jail would also have separate factory area, separate admin block, special security ward for VIPs having 12 rooms and a separate court block for four court rooms for jail trial of prisoners.

The building would have separate barracks for women and juvenile offenders, medical ward for the women, barrack for condemned prisoners, A- class, B- class and C- class barracks, isolation cell, gallows, minority prayer hall, waiting room for visitors, dispensary, community hall, kitchen and mosque for the prisoners.