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Pakistan Corrections Program

Fact Sheet
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
November 23, 2011


Strategy and Objectives

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) supports the Government of Pakistan (GOP) in the management of a sustainable, humane, and effective correctional system. This entails protecting the public through secure incarceration and bringing Pakistani law into conformity with international standards and norms.


INL’s corrections program was formally approved in December 2010. The program aims to identify strategic components for assistance that will produce immediate, positive results.

Prison Census

INL will support UNODC’s effort to conduct a full census of Pakistan’s 97 prisons. As part of this project, INL will procure an electronic database to allow Pakistani officials to manage their prison population.


INL’s support of UNODC will include efforts to repeal or reform the Pakistan Criminal Procedure Code, the Prisons Act of 1894 and 1900, and the Prison Rules of 1978. Efforts will focus on bringing Pakistani law into conformity with international standards and norms.


INL plans to train individuals in multiple sectors of the Pakistani criminal justice system: probation and parole officers; Khyber Paktunkhwa (KP) provincial corrections managers, senior warders, and instructors; instructor certification training for National Academy for Prisons Administration (NAPA) staff; and training for two mobile training teams of NAPA instructors. INL will focus largely on training trainers, providing Pakistan with the tools necessary to continue the training in the long-term.


INL proposes to build a law enforcement training academy for KP corrections officers at Haripur Central Jail, as well as conduct minor security renovations to the jail itself. Security renovations will allow the jail facility to segregate security-threat inmates and provide a live training model for the associated training academy. Additional renovations will focus on improving conditions for women and juveniles, as well as for the general population.

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