President grants special remissions on Independence Day
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has granted special remission in sentences to convicts of different categories on the occasion of Independence Day. The prime minister had advised the president for remission in sentences.
A special remission of 90 days has been granted to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment, except those convicted for heinous crimes including murder, espionage and anti-state activities, sectarianism, zina, robbery, kidnapping, abduction and terrorist acts.
Special remission of 45 days has been granted to all other convicts except the condemned prisoners and those convicted for heinous crimes. These special remissions would be admissible provided that the convicts have undergone two-thirds of their substantive sentence of imprisonment. Total remission has been granted to male prisoners who were 65 years or above and the female prisoners who were 60 years or above and have undergone at least one-thirds 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.
Special remission of one year has been allowed to female prisoners who have been accompanying children and were serving sentence of imprisonment for crimes other than culpable homicide and terrorism. Total remission has also been allowed to juvenile convicts who have served one-thirds of their substantive sentence except those involved in heinous crimes.
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