ISLAMABAD - After the recent jailbreak incident in Dera Ismail Khan, a major city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that has remained worst victim of terrorism and sectarianism in the past, the Interior Ministry has sought details of ‘most dangerous’ prisoners from the province.

The official sources in the Ministry of Interior Thursday informed that the federal government has also sought all the details of prisoners languishing in different jails of KPK with the advice that such data should be provided without wasting anytime.

“The federal government has decided to help KPK to improve security arrangements of the prisons of the province after the incidents of Bannu and D.I.Khan jailbreaks,” an official of the ministry said on the condition of anonymity.

He further said that the federal government and the provincial government would jointly make a strategy to thwart such jailbreak incidents in future.

Senior Joint Secretary and Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior Omer Hamid Khan did not give any response when he was asked through SMS, whether such data had been sought from KPK and whether federal government would help the provincial prison departments in enhancing the security of prisons.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had held a meeting with the Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak after the incident of DI Khan jailbreak and the meeting had taken important decisions to enhance the security of different prisons of KP.

According to rough estimates, there are as many as 13000 prisoners languishing in different jails of KP while among them, 1300 are most dangerous and high profile terrorists.

Earlier, a cabinet meeting of the previous PPP-led federal government had decided that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) would form a database of all high profile terrorists but the task was never completed. NADRA was of the view that all their offices would become vulnerable to terrorist attacks if it became part of such activity.

The National Counter terrorism Authority (NACTA) had once desired to establish a database of all terrorists languishing in different jails of the country but the federal interior ministry never gave it the approval for such task and the proposal became victim of red tapism of the ministry.