Special remission to prisoners announced on Eid Milad-un Nabi occasion

Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has advised the President Asif Ali Zardari to grant special remission in the sentence of prisoners on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Rab-ul-Awwal) falling tomorrow (Friday).

This 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 who have undergone at least one third of sentence of imprisonment.

Special Remission of one year to female prisoners who have accompanying children. Total remission to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served 1/3rd of their substantive sentence.

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