ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has granted special remission in sentences to convicts of different categories on the occasion of forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
Remission of 90 days has been granted to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment except those convicted for heinous crimes including murder, espionage and anti-state activities,sectarianism, adultery, robbery, dacoity, kidnapping/abduction and terrorist acts.
Total remission to male prisoners who are 65 years of age or above and the female prisoners who are 60 years of age or above who have undergone at least one-third of their substantive sentence of imprisonment, except those involved in culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts. Total remission has also been allowed to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served one-third of their substantive sentence except those involved in heinous crimes.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.