Central Jail Sahiwal is a historic jail situated in Sahiwal, Pakistan. It is the largest jail in Asia with regard to the area and agricultural land until construction of High Security Prison and Punjab Prison Staff Training College adjacent to this jail. Ziad Ahmad Kayla Assistant Superintendent jail remained posted 2010 to 2015.

Central Jail Sahiwal
LocationSahiwal, Pakistan
Security classMaximum
Population4002[1] (as of 14 November 2011)
Opened1873; 151 years ago (1873)
Managed byGovernment of the Punjab, Home Department
Directorno current director, Superintendent of Jail

Prison industries


The following prison industries are functioning in the jail[2] to train the convicted prisoners in various trades and handicrafts so that they could earn their living after their release, utilize prison labour in profitable works for benefit of state exchequer and keep the prisoners busy in useful tasks.[3]

  • Jute Tot Manufacturing Unit
  • Prisoner Blanket Weaving Unit
  • Carpet Knitting Unit

See also



  1. ^ Official Website of Punjab Prisons (Pakistan)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Record of Manufacturing Jails maintained at the Industry Branch of the Inspectorate General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore under supervision of AIG (Prison Industries)
  3. ^ Famous saying.