| GEO Pakistan|
| 267 detainees of Sindh to benefit from Independence Day remission|
| Updated at: 1908 PST, Wednesday, August 13, 2008|
ISLAMABAD: The Federal government has announced special remissin in sentence of prisoners on the occasion of Independence Day August 14.
According to press release, President, in exercising his prerogative under Article 45 of the Constitution, on the advice of the Prime Minister, grant special remission in sentences.
Special remission of 90 days of the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment except those except those convicted for murder, espionage, anti-State activities, sectarianism, Zina, robbery, dacoity , Kidnapping/abduction and terrorist acts.
Similarly, special remission for 45 days to all other convicts except the condemned prisoners and 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 377PPC), 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.iii. 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.
Total remission to female prisoners who are 60 years of age and 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.
Special remission of one year to female prisoners who have accompanying children and are serving sentence of imprisonment for crimes other than culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts.
Total remission to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served 1/3rd of their substantive sentence except those involved in culpable homicide, terrorist act, robbery, kidnapping/abduction and anti-state activities.
Those who have been convicted on or before 13.08.2008 are entitled for the special remission.
A total of 267 convicts detained in various prisons of Sindh will benefit from the remission. Of these 86 will be released.