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Gandaki Province CM Pokharel inspects Kaski prison

2022 Dec 28, 14:00, Kaski

Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel, has inspected the Kaski prison. On the occasion, he took the problems of prisoners and the physical condition of the prison into consideration.

He recalled himself having served his term in the prison in the past (one month in 1978, and eight and a half months in 1979).

"I served my term along with a leader of a political party, who later became the leader of the main opposition party and chief minister. I had been planning to visit here. But I could not make it due to time constraints. Be it late, I have an opportunity to visit and observe here," he said.

The Chief Minister stressed the need for developing the prison as a rehabilitation home. "We should develop the prison as a rehabilitation home. But, we are not making it due to various reasons. However, we have come here to discuss the matter."
There are somehow improvements in the prison as compared to the time when he served his term, he said. "But, more improvements are needed."

During the period, CM Pokharel was accompanied by the Minister for Internal Affairs of the Province, Dobate Bishwokarma, and the Chief District Officer, Kaski, Tek Bahadur KC.

On the occasion, Bishwokarma pledged to provide assistance to reform the prison. According to him, Rs 6 million has been allocated for the district prisons in all 11 districts of the Province.

Established in 1965, the prison houses 811 jailbirds against its capacity of accommodating 420 prisoners, said jailor Mahendra Bahadur Kunwar.


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