PM ad­vises Pres­i­dent to re­mit sen­tences of con­victs on Eidul-Fitr

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif Thurs­day ad­vised the Pres­i­dent to re­mit the sen­tences of con­victs, im­pris­oned for vari-ous crimes, on the oc­ca­sion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Pres­i­dent would grant th­ese re­mis­sions in pur­suance of the ap­proved pol­icy, in ex­er­cise of his pow­ers un­der Ar­ti­cle 45 of the Con­sti­tu­tion, provid-ing for spe­cial re­mis­sion in sen­tence on the occa-sions of Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid Mi­lad-un-Nabi, Pak­istan Day and Independence Day.

The Pres­i­dent granted 90-day re­mis­sion to the pris­on­ers, con­victed for life im­pris­on­ment.

The re­mis­sion, how­ever, would not be ad­missi-ble for those con­victed for mur­der, es­pi­onage, anti-state ac­tiv­i­ties, sec­tar­i­an­ism, Zina, rob­bery, da­coity, kid­nap­ping,/ab­duc­tion, and ter­ror­ist acts.

The Prime Min­is­ter also ad­vised the Pres­i­dent for re­mis­sion of 45 days of sen­tence to all other con­victs ex­cept the con­demned pris­on­ers and also ex­cept those con­victed of mur­der, es­pi­onage, sub-ver­sion, anti-state ac­tiv­i­ties, ter­ror­ist act, Zina, kid-nap­ping/ ab­duc­tion, rob­bery, da­coity and those un-der­go­ing sen­tence un­der the For­eign­ers Act 1946.

The spe­cial re­mis­sions will be ad­mis­si­ble pro-vided that the con­victs have un­der­gone two-third of their sub­stan­tive sen­tence of im­pris­on­ment.

The Prime Min­is­ter also ad­vised for to­tal re-mis­sion to male pris­on­ers who are 65 years of age or above and have un­der­gone at least one-third of their sub­stan­tive sen­tence ex­cept those in­volved in cul­pa­ble homi­cide, and in ter­ror­ist acts.

The Pres­i­dent had also been ad­vised to grant to­tal re­mis­sion to fe­male pris­on­ers who are 60 years of age or above and have un­der­gone at least one-third of their sen­tence ex­cept those in­volved in cul-pable homi­cide and ter­ror­ist act.

The Pres­i­dent has also been ad­vised to grant spe­cial re­mis­sion of one year to the fe­male pris­on­ers who have been ac­com­pa­ny­ing chil­dren and are serv-ing sen­tence of im­pris­on­ment for crimes other than cul­pa­ble homi­cide and ter­ror­ist acts.

The Prime Min­is­ter also ad­vised for grant of to­tal re­mis­sion to ju­ve­nile con­victs of un­der 18 years of age who have served one-third of their sub­stan­tive sen­tence ex­cept those in­volve in culpa-ble homi­cide, ter­ror­ist act, Zina, rob­bery, da­coity and kid­nap­ping or ab­duc­tion.

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