Juvenile offenders get exemption in punishments

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According to a news report, President of Pakistan  Dr. Arif Alvi on 7 March 2024 announced a special exemption in the punishments of women and child prisoners on humanitarian grounds.

The remission would be applicable to women and children sentenced for two years or less and to those with less than two years of sentence left to complete, a news release from the President’s Office said.

The reduction in sentence would 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, terrorism, narcotics, and foreign nationals, it added.

Acknowledgement: Published in Dawn News on 8th March 2024.
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