LAHORE - Despite directions of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhary to the Punjab chief secretary to submit him a report about the raise in salaries and pay scale of the jail staff within seven days nothing has been done so far, said a jail staffer Friday seeking anonymity. He said the chief justice accompanied by Lahore High Court chief justice, Punjab chief secretary, Punjab home secretary and other senior officials of the Punjab government had visited Kot Lakhpat Jail on May 2, 2009 and directed Punjab Chief Secretary Javed Mehmood to submit him a report within seven days to bring the salaries and scales of the jail police at par with the Punjab police. Despite passing 14 days, senior officers of the Punjab government have failed to prepare a report in this regard, he lamented. He was of the view that senior officers of the establishment and regulations departments have locked horns over the modalities. Another jail staff member said that jail staffers were performing duties in very poor working conditions with less salaries and meagre resources. He said at Camp jail, Lahore, there was accommodation capacity of only 1,050 inmates but at present there were more than 5,000 prisoners in the jail. Only 200 guards were deployed to monitor these 5,000 inmates whereas 350 guards were required to supervise 1,050 prisoners. We perform 16 to 18 hours duty with hectic schedule including food arrangements of 5,000 inmates, transportation of about 1,000 prisoners to various courts of the City, their body and baggage search, arranging meetings with their family members, maintenance of discipline in the jail and many other things a jail officer from the Camp Jail said. He said that against our services we were being paid very less salaries as compare to the Punjab police as IG Punjab police draws Rs 130,940 per month salary but per month salary of IG Prison is only Rs 36,000. Similarly a police constable draws per month salary of Rs 16,280 whereas a warder of prison department gets only Rs 5,800 per month which was highly discriminatory. Stay order extended The Lahore High Court Friday extended the stay order till Monday against a no confidence motion moved against Nazim Ravi Town Yousaf Ahad Malik. The court was hearing the arguments of petitioners counsel Fawad Chaudhary and put off hearing due to scarcity of time.