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IG Prisons visits PU
IG Prisons visits PU

LAHORE: (Thursday, June 06, 2024): Inspector General of Prisons Farooq Nazeer has visited Punjab University and called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood at his office. On this occasion Director Institute of Applied Psychology Prof Dr Rafia Rafique, Director Institute of Information Management Dr Nosheen Fatima Warraich, Chairperson Department of Social Work Prof Dr Uzma Ashiq and others were present. IG Prisons Farooq Nazeer said that they have brought various reforms in Punjab jails and are also taking steps for the mental health and counseling of accused and criminals. He said that psychology students will be offered internships in the cells of Punjab their capacity building. He said that internships will also be offered to the students of the Department of Social Work for their practical learning. He said that it is necessary to take care of the mental health of the person released on parole. He said that many of the accused have suicidal tendencies for which counseling is necessary. He said that an endowment fund of 2 billion is being established to reduce the financial difficulties of the families of prisoners. He said that they want to streamline the system of libraries in prisons because there is a tendency to read books in jails. He said that he has also requested to the authorities concerned to hire Assistant Librarians in the jails of Punjab. The VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood appreciated the measures taken by the IG Prisons for the mental health of prisoners. He said that PU will continue to cooperate with all the institutions of Pakistan.