RAWALPINDI – Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail officers have been suspended for a three-month period for sexually harassing a fellow officer, according to authorities.
Adiala Jail’s Assistant Superintendent (AS) Moazzam Ali along with a warder named Muhammad Bilal allegedly attempted to rape another warder, identified as Safdar.
Their suspension was ordered by the IG Adiala prison after a probe carried out the jail’s SSP.
DIG Jail Naveed Rauf will further investigate the matter.
In 1984, the District Jail Rawalpindi was shifted to a newly constructed building in Adiala village after which it was named Central Jail Adiala Rawalpindi.
Originally constructed to hold 1,900 prisoners, it now houses over 6,000 inmates — more than three times that its designated space can cater to.
Currently, there is a hospital and a furniture factory inside the prison along with an electronics workshop. For female inmates, there is a vocational training centre where they are taught sewing and other crafts and skills. The inmates are paid for their work, but the remuneration is meager.