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PR No. 56 SPECIAL REMISSION IN SENTENCE ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY (14TH AUGUST, 2019) Islamabad, 9th August, 2019

The President, in exercise of power, under Article 45 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has been pleased to grant special remission in sentences on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day, 14 August, 2019 as under i. Special remission of 90 days to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment, except those convicted for murder, espionage, anti-state activities, sectarianism, Zina (Sec.10 Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under Sec.377 PPC), robbery (Sec. 394 PPC), dacoity (Sec. 395-396 PPC), kidnapping / abduction (Sec. 364-A & 365-A), and terrorist acts (as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No. XIII of 1999). ii. Special remission for 45 days to all other convicts, except condemned prisoners and prisoners convicted of murder, espionage, subversion, anti-state activities, terrorist act (as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No. XIII of 1999). Zina (Sec 10 Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under section 377 PPC), kidnapping / abduction (Sec. 364-A & 365-A) robbery (Sec. 394 PPC), dacoity (Sec. 395-396 PPC) and those undergoing sentences under the Foreigners Act, 1946. iii. Special remission at sub-paras i & ii above will be admissible, provided that the convicts have undergone 2/3rd of their substantive sentence of imprisonment. iv. Total remission to male prisoners who are 65 years of age or above and have undergone at least 1/3rd of their substantive sentence of imprisonment, except those involved in culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist act, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No. XIII of 1999). v. Total remission to female prisoners who are 60 years of age or above and have undergone at least 1/3rd of their sentence of imprisonment, except those involved in culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No. XIII of 1999). vi. Special remission of one year to female prisoners who have accompanying children and are serving sentence of imprisonment for crimes other than culpable homicide and terrorist acts, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999. (No. XIII of 1999). vii. Total remission to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served 1/3rd of their substantive sentence except those involved in culpable homicide, terrorist act, as defined in the Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1999 (No. XIII of 1999), Zina (Sec. 10 offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979 (also under section 377 PPC), robbery (Sec. 394 PPC), dacoity (Sec. 395-396 PPC), kidnapping / abduction (Sec. 364-A & 365-A and anti-state activities. viii. Those prisoners convicted in cases of financial embezzlement and

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