Prisoners granted special remission on Independence Day

ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day, President Arif Alvi has announced a special remission of 90 days in sentences of the prisoners.  
As per details, the special remission of 90 days is for all convicts except those convicted of murder, espionage, robbery, dacoity, abduction, anti-state acts and terrorist activities.
Sources said that the president granted special remission in sentences under Article 45 of the constitution. As many as  47 inmates of Faisalabad jails, 10 prisoners of District Jail Toba Tek Singh and others will get benefit from the special remission, the sources added.
On August 1, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had approved special remission for prisoners on the occasion of Eidul Azha and Independence Day.
The provincial government had announced to reduce the jail term of prisoners for 90 days on Eidul Azha and Independence. The provincial home department had also released a notification in this regard.
According to the order, this award of special remission will be given as per “Rule 796 of the Sindh Prisons and Correctional Services Rules 2019 in the history ticket and remission sheet of the prisoners concerned as soon as possible after it is made and the reasons for the award of special remission by the government will be briefly recorded thereon”.
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