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President grants special remission in sentences to convicts of different categories on Eid-Milad-un-Nabi

Islamabad, January 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has granted special remission in sentences to convicts of different categories on the occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi falling on 25th Jan 2013.

The special remission in sentences, ranges from 45 days to total remission in different categories.

The details are:

(i) Special remission of 90 days to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment except those convicted for murder, espionage, anti-state activities, sectarianism and zina (Section 10 Offence of zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under Section 377 PPC), robbery (Section 394 PPC) dacoity (Section 395-396 PPC), kidnapping/abduction (Section 364-A and 365-A), and terrorist acts (as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No XIII of 1999).

(ii) Special remission for 45 days to all other convicts except the condemned prisoners and also except those convicted of murder, espionage, subversion, anti-state activities, terrorist act (as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No XIII of 1999), zina (Section 10 Offence of zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under Section 377 PPC), kidnapping/abduction (Section 364-A and 365) robbery (Section 394 PPC), dacoity (Section 395-396 PPC) and those undergoing sentences under the Foreigners Act 1946.

(iii) Special remission at sub-paras i and ii above will be admissible provided that the convicts have undergone 2/3rd of their substantive sentence of imprisonment.

(iv) Total remission to male prisoners who are 65 years of age or above and have undergone at least 1/3rd of their substantive sentence of imprisonment, except those involved in culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No XIII of 1999).

(v) Total remission to female prisoners who are 60 years of age and above and have undergone at least 1/3rd of their sentence of imprisonment, except those involved in culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist act, as defined in the Anti Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No XIII of 1999).

(vi) Special remission of one year to female prisoners accompanying children and are serving sentence of imprisonment for crimes other than culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts, defined in Anti Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No XIII of 1999).

(vii) Total remission 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 (as defined in Ordinance No XIII of 1999), zina (Sec 10 offence of zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under Section 377 PPC), robbery (sec 394 PPC), dacoity (Section 395-396 PPC), kidnapping/abduction (sec 364-a and 365-a) and anti-state activities.

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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