| GEO Pakistan|
| 228 waiting for capital punishment in Sindh jails|
| Updated at: 2227 PST, Tuesday, October 13, 2009|
KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza has stated before Sindh Assembly Tuesday that as many as 228 prisoners including a woman are waiting for capital punishment in jails across province, Geo news reported.
He said government is in serious deliberation to modify the capital punishment law into life imprisonment.
During the question and answer session during todayís proceedings in house, minister said that total 228 prisoners have been given death punishment over different charges while there is a woman among them.
The federal government has provided Rs500 million in terms of development package for police department while government has allocated budget of Rs1 billion for police department which will be spent on construction of buildings and police checposts in province, he asserted.
Total 10 policemen embraced martyrdom during 207 police encounters, which took place in Larkana alone in last six months while 25 dacoits were killed and 306 were held, he informed house.