Sindh government has ordered the release of prisoners for four months on parole.
Sources said that the decision has been taken to overcome the spread of coronavirus in jails.
Sources said that the prisoners will have to come after four months, as they are being released on parole.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has given approval to the release of prisoners. He has signed the summary of the decision.
Sources said that Sindh Cabinet is likely to approve the summary.
Final announcements will be made after meeting of the Sindh cabinet.
Balochistan government on Sunday announced to reduce the sentences of prisoners by four months in a wake of preventing coronavirus outbreak.
As per details, prisoners jailed for terrorism and heinous crimes will not get benefit from this move.
Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah had issued a nine-page written order asking for the release of some prisoners.
In the order, IHC has barred police from making any unnecessary arrests and has asked for the release of those prisoners who do not pose a threat to society. This directive is only applicable to prisoners convicted in cases in IHC.