LAHORE - A joint search operation in Kot Lakhpat jail started at 8:00 pm on Monday, senior officers of jail, police, elite force and Rangers took part in the operation, said sources in Prisons department.

 Sources claimed that operation continued till filing of this news but no considerable recovery was made by the joint operation team. Since jail officers were already conscious about presence of mobile phones inside jails, said a senior officer of jail seeking anonymity.

He said that senior officers of Prisons department like DIG, operation and DIG Headquarter were supervising the operation process and they did not allow jail staff to take part in search. Senior jail officers and other members of joint operation team were of the view that the presence of mobile phones inside jail is sole reason for poor security conditions in and outside jails.