The Pakistan Punjab Prisons Department and Fantom enter into a blockchain and software pilot program

The Pakistan Punjab Prisons Department and Fantom enter into a blockchain and software pilot program


  • The Pakistan Punjab Prisons Department and Fantom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement custom blockchain Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
  • This pilot program will be one of the first implementations of the new blockchain-based ERP in Pakistan and, if successful, will be rolled out across all of the Punjab Prisons Department.
  • The blockchain ERP will demonstrate a range of unique advantages, such as immutable auditing of company data.


On the 10th of April 2021, in Punjab, Pakistan, the Punjab Prisons Department Ministry and Fantom signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the beginning of blockchain-based software implementations.

Fantom will tailor a range of advanced software tools within the prison's operations and showcase the custom blockchain ERP's effectiveness.

These implementations include providing efficient company data flow tools, immutable databases, and transparent operational commands for effective data-driven decisions.

This is the first project that is part of the initiative for the digitalization of Pakistan, bringing transparency and innovation to the nation, showcasing to the globe the country's willingness to leverage today's technology to create a better future.

SKChain, a London-based blockchain consulting firm, has played a vital role in the partnership. SKChain's CEO, Barek, is the Chief Government Relations Officer at Fantom and has been key within the development of discussions.

About the Punjab Prisons Department

The Punjab Prisons Department was established in 1854 for custody, control, care, and correction of prisoners in the various central, district, and special jails. The organization works under the administrative supervision of the Additional Chief Secretary Home to the Government of Punjab, Pakistan. The organization seeks to integrate flexible and proficient systems to enable capital efficiency and growth.

About Fantom

Fantom is a global technology firm implementing leading blockchain smart contract software and applications within businesses and countries worldwide. The team comprises engineers, scientists, researchers, designers, and entrepreneurs who share the same vision.