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7 member larger bench under CJP mulls increasing duration of life sentence

ISLAMABAD: Larger bench made to determine the extent of a life sentencing, the bench will be headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Asif Saeed Khosa, ARY News reported on Saturday.

According to details, the current sentencing in the penal law of Pakistan has determined 25 years of confinement for those awarded the penalty, a high-level panel presided over by the chief justice is deliberating upon whether the sentencing is enough or should it be implemented in letter and spirit making it a sentencing till an individual’s death in the jail cell.

A seven-member larger bench under Justice Khosa will give a verdict upon the matter on Wednesday, 2 October.

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The tenure of the life sentence became a talking point during a hearing of an appeal filed by a convicted terrorist being heard in the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khan Khosa inaugurated E-Court, New Website of Supreme Court and Research Centre in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Chief Justice on the occasion introduced litigant-friendly initiatives towards the transformation of the Supreme Court of Pakistan through Information Communication Technology

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