Prime Minister advises remission to President

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has advised the President to grant special remission in the sentences of prisoners on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal) falling on 5th February 2012.

The special remission will include: total remission to female prisoners who are 60 years of age or above and to male prisoners who are 65 years of age or above and who have undergone at least one third of sentence of imprisonment; special remission of one year to female prisoners who have accompanying children; and total remission to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served 1/3rd of their substantive sentence.

This remission will, however, not be applicable to the prisoners involved in such heinous crimes as terrorism, anti-state activities and culpable homicide.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326

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