Wednesday, October 5, 2022

President Arif Alvi announces remission in sentences for prisoners

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ISLAMABAD: On the auspicious occasion of Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day, President Dr Arif Alvi has announced a special remission in the sentences of prisoners, ARY News reported.

According to a statement issued on Saturday, President Dr Arif Alvi in the exercise of powers under Article 45 of the Constitution has granted special remissions.

Under the announcement, complete remission was granted to the elderly male prisoners who are 65 years of age or above and have undergone at least 15 years of jail term or more.

Similarly, complete remission was also extended to those female prisoners having an age of 60 years or more and who had spent 10 years or more in jail, besides the same would be applicable to those prisoners who had completed ¾th of their substantive imprisonment terms.

Those jail inmates would also get benefits of complete remission who had completed 20-year of their substantive sentences. The jail sentences of general prisoners would be reduced by a fifth.

However, the special remission would not be extended to those prisoners who are on death row and convicted in espionage, gang rape, bank robbery, anti-state activities, zina, abduction and dacoity cases.

Nation will celebrate Diamond Jubilee, the 75th Independence Day of motherland, tomorrow (Sunday) with a renewed pledge to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the country a true formidable Islamic welfare state.

According to state-owned Radio Pakistan, the day will dawn with thirty-one gun salute at the Federal Capital and twenty-one gun salute at the provincial headquarters.

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