President announces special remission in prisoners’ sentences on 75th Independence Day

On the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan, President Dr Arif Alvi has announced remission in the sentences of prisoners under Article 45 of Constitution.

Under the announcement, complete remission has been granted to elderly male prisoners, who are sixty-five years of age or above and have undergone at least fifteen years of jail term or more.

Similarly, complete remission has also been extended to those female prisoners having an age of sixty years or more and who had spent ten 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, special remission would not be extended to those prisoners who are on death row and convicted in major crimes including espionage, gang rape, bank robbery and anti-state activities.

Source: Radio Pakistan