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Central Jail Mianwali

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Security class


1783 (as of 3 February 2010)

Managed by
Government of the Punjab, Home Department

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Central Jail Mianwali is an ancient and historical jail in Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan located on Rawalpindi road nearly 8 kilometers away from Mianwali city.



Mianwali Jail was constructed in 1904 with 293 prisoners in the Jail and was elevated as District jail in 1913. The inmates' population in 1913 was 228. Inside jail hospital crude death rate in 1911 was 6.49%. Major portion of the jail consists of muddy barracks and cell-blocks plastered with clay. In 1911, 364 prisoners remained admitted in the jail hospital, in 1912, 357 prisoners and in 1913, 516 prisoners. Prisoners in the jail were made to work and a variety of things were made by them which were put up for sale in the market. Profit earned in 1911 was Rs.1863, in 1912, Rs. 1229 and in 1913, Rs.1314. Nomenclature of the officer-in-charge of the jail during 1911-1913 was Superintendent of Jail under whom one jailer now referred to as Deputy Superintendent and two assistant jailors now referred to as Assistant Superintendents used to work. Jail had a staff of 40 warders in 1911. Ghazi Ilmuddin Shaheed was executed in this jail on 31 October 1929 during the British Rule. The condemned prisoners' cell in which Ghazi was confined during last night of his life (between 30–31 October 1929) is still intact. District Jail Mianwali was elevated as Central Jail in May 1960 and Jhangir Khan Hotyana was appointed as its first Superintendent. School for non-formal education of adults, hospital, mosque and library facilities are available in the present day Central Jail Mianwali.


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