President approves 90-day remission in sentence for prisoners

ISLAMABAD         -       President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday approved remission in sentences for prisoners on the occasion of Pakistan Day annually observed on March 23.

“The president granted a remission of 90 days in sentences exercising his powers under Article 45 of the Constitution”, an official statement issued from the President office said. However, the remission would not be applicable on the prisoners involved in murder, espionage and anti-state activities.

Besides, the prisoners involved in rape, theft, robbery, kidnapping, terrorism and financial crimes, would also be ineligible for the remission. The reduction in sentences will be applicable on the male prisoners over 65 years age and female prisoners of over 60 years age, who had completed onethird of the sentence. The juvenile prisoners, who had completed one third of their sentence will also be entitled for the remission. The notification on the order of the President has been issued and sent to all prisons by concerned home departments.

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