ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the prime minister, on Friday granted special remission in sentences to convicts of different categories on the occasion of the forthcoming Eidul Fitr.
Special remission of 45 days was granted to all convicts while a remission of 90 days was granted to prisoners undergoing life imprisonment, except those convicted for heinous crimes such as murder, espionage and anti-state activities, sectarianism, adultery, robbery, dacoity, kidnapping and terrorist acts.
These remissions will be admissible provided the convicts have undergone two-thirds of their substantive sentence of imprisonment.
Total remission has been granted to male prisoners aged 65 or above, female prisoners aged 60 or above, and juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have undergone at least one-third of their substantive sentence of imprisonment except those involved in the aforementioned activities.
A special remission of one year has been allowed to women prisoners who have accompanying children and are imprisoned for crimes other than culpable homicide and terrorism. app