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President grants special remission in sentence

The President, in exercise of powers under Article 45 of the Constitution has granted special remission in sentences of convicted prisoners on the occasion of Pakistan day on March 23.

Special remission of 90 days of the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment except those convicted for murder, espionage, anti-Stage activities, sectarianism, Zina (Sec. 10 Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (Also under Sec. 377 PPC), robbery (Sec. 394 PPC), dacoity (Sec. 395-296 PPC), kidnapping/ Abduction (Sec. 364-A & 365-A), and terrorist acts (as defined in the anti-Terrorism (Second amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No.XIII of 1999).

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 (Sec. 10 offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under section 377 PPC), kidnapping / abduction (Sec. 364-A & 365-A) robbery (Sec. 394 PPC), dacoity (Sec. 395-396 PPC) and those undergoing sentences under the Foreigners Act, 1946.
Special remission at sub-paras i & ii above will be admissible provided that the convicts have undergone 2/3rd of their substantive sentence of imprisonment.

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).

Total remission to female prisoners who are 60 years of age or above and have undergone at least 1/3rd of their 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. XII of 1999).



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