[PAKISTAN PRISONS RULES, 1978]
RULES FOR THE
SUPERINTENDENCE AND
MANAGEMENT OF PRISONS IN
PAKISTAN
CHAPTER- 1
Definitions
Acts Relating to Prisons and Prisoners
Rule1. The enactments (as subsequently amended from time
to time and adapted by the Government of Pakistan Adaptation of
Pakistan Laws Order, 1947) regulating the establishment and
management of prisons, the confinement, treatments and transfer of
prisoners, the maintenance of discipline amongst them and other
matters relating to prisoner, are as follows:
(i)
The Prisons Act, 1894 (Act IX of 1894);
(ii)
The Prisoners' Act, 1900 (Act III of 1900)
(iii)
Regulation III of 1818, for the confinement of State
Prisoners;
(iv)
(v)

The Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (Act XLV of 1860);
The Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 (Act V of
1898);
(vi)
The Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (Act V of 1908)
(vii)
[Mental Health Ordinance,2001]—Extracts
(vii-a) The Punjab Borstal Act, 1926;
(viii) The Reformatory Schools Act, 1897;
[(ix) The Sindh Children Act 1955, and
(x)
The Sindh Borstal Schools Act 1955.]
Note. Some of the Acts specified are printed entire in the
Appendices. In the case of other Acts, such portions as are likely to
be of use to prison officials and do not appear in these Rules, will
be found in the Appendices.
Definitions prescribed in the Prisons Act, 1894.
Rule 2. In the Prisons Act—
(i)
"Prison", means any jail or place used permanently or
temporarily, under the general or special orders of the
Provincial Government for the detention of prisoners, and
includes all lands and buildings appurtenant thereto, but
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