KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has announced a reduction in sentences of prisoners on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.
The chief minister announced 60 days’ remission in prisoners’ sentences on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and Pakistan’s Independence Day on August 14.
He congratulated the prisoners and their families over a reduction in their sentences and expressed hope that the relief in jail term will improve their lives.
He has given four months’ remission to convicted prisoners in their jail terms.
The remission of the sentence does not apply to those convicted for murder, spying, anti-state activities, adultery, robbery, kidnapping and also those undergoing sentences under the Foreigners Act, 1946.
Hundreds of prisoners will get relief and several of them will be released from jails after the announcement of relief.