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President approves grant of special remission in sentences on the occasion of Pakistan day on 23rd March

Islamabad, March 20, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari has approved grant of special remission in sentences on the occasion of Pakistan day on 23rd March 2013.

Special remission of 90 days has been granted to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment except those convicted for murder, espionage, anti-state activities, sectarianism, zina, robbery, kidnapping/abduction and terrorist acts.

Special remission for 45 days granted to all other convicts except the condemned prisoners and those convicted for heinous crimes including murder, espionage, subversion, anti-state activities, terrorist act, zina, kidnapping/abduction, robbery, dacoity and those undergoing sentences under the Foreigners Act, 1946.

The special remission will be available only if the convicts have undergone 2/3rd of their substantive sentence of imprisonment.

Total remission to female prisoners who are 60 years of age or above and to male prisoners who are 65 years of age or above who have undergone at least one third of sentence of imprisonment.

Special remission of one year has been allowed to female prisoners who have accompanying children and are serving sentence of imprisonment for crimes other than culpable homicide and terrorism.

Total remission has also been allowed to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served 1/3rd of their substantive sentence except those involved in culpable homicide, terrorist act, zina, robbery, dacoity, kidnapping/abduction and anti-state activities, the Presidential order says.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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