The remission will be applicable for male and female prisoners.
The reduction will not apply to prisoners involved in murder
President stresses exploring trade opportunities with Bangladesh.
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi announced a special remission of 90 days in sentence of prisoners on the eve of Eid Milad un Nabi.
The remission will be applicable for male prisoners above 65 years of age and women inmates over 60 years, who have completed one-third of their imprisonment. The persons under 18 years who have served their one-third sentence will also get the benefit of remission.
President Alvi approved the remission for prisoners in accordance with Article 45 of the Constitution.
The reduction in sentence will not apply to the prisoners involved in murder, espionage, and anti-State activities.
The other categories without remission include convicts of adultery, theft, dacoity, kidnapping, and terrorism. Also, the remission will not be applicable on those involved in financial crimes and the ones who incurred losses to the national exchequer.
Earlier, President Dr Arif Alvi stressed the need for exploiting opportunities with Bangladesh in areas of trade, investment and culture.
The president expressed these views in a meeting with the country’s ambassador-designate to Bangladesh Syed Ahmad Maroof here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
President Alvi mentioned that huge potential in trade existed between Pakistan and Bangladesh, which he said, needed special attention.
He said the two countries enjoyed the commonalities of religion and history and emphasized the need to strengthen people-to-people and cultural ties.
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