ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday approved an advice by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to grant special reductions in prison terms for convicts on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.
According to Radio Pakistan, remission would be applicable to prisoners not involved in terrorist, anti-state or heinous crimes.
Remissions of 90 days would be granted to prisoners convicted for life imprisonment while 45 days remission will be accorded to all convicts whereas a total remission to male prisoners of 65 years of age or above, and female prisoners of 60 years and above will also be given.
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Special reduction of one year has also been granted to female prisoners accompanying children, and a total remission of imprisonment sentence to juvenile convicts who have served one third of their term has also been approved.