Water filtration plants for Pindi jails approved



The provincial government has approved filter plants for jails in the Rawalpindi and other districts following reports of infectious diseases including hepatitis among prisoners.

A source in Adiala Jail told Online that due to non-availability of clean drinking water facilities in jails, Hepatitis B/C and other infectious diseases have emerged among inmates.

According to the source, the provincial government has allocated Rs14 million to set up water filtration plants in jails. The filtration plants will be set up in five jails of Rawalpindi including Adiala Jail, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin jails.