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Monday Jul 29 2019
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GEO NEWS

SC orders constitution of larger bench to determine duration of life sentence

By
GEO NEWS
Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa ordered the constitution of the larger bench to determine the duration of a life sentence/ file photo

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court took notice on Monday regarding the duration of a life sentence given to prisoners and ordered the constitution of a larger bench to hear the issue.

Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa ordered the constitution of the larger bench to determine the duration of a life sentence.

The CJP was hearing a state case when he made remarks that there is a misconception that the duration of a life sentence is 25 years.

Justice Khosa said that there are several misconceptions and they need to rectified.

The CJP ordered the registrar office to maintain the case for hearing in the first week of October.