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Punjab govt doubles food budget for prisoners

LAHORE: Punjab government has doubled the food budget for 60,000 jail inmates of 32 prisons in the province. Talking to private TV channel on Saturday, Punjab Home Secretary Nadeem Ahsan Asif said all prisoners would be provided Sharbat (cold drink) once in a summer day and daily two-time tea in winter. He said the government sanctioned construction of six new jails and 12 additional lockups in the province, while special prisons will be built in Sahiwal and Mianwali for the hardened criminals.-SANA

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