Obituaries

Prime Minister announces remission to prisoners, Islamabad International Airport as Benazir Int. Airport on BB Birth anniversery celebrations

ISLAMABAD: In recognition of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s unprecedented life-long sacrifices for the supremacy and cause of democracy in the country,Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani,on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shaheed. He granted 90 days special remission to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment except those convicted for murder, espionage, anti-state activities, sectarianism, Zina, robbery, dacoity, kidnapping/abduction and terrorist acts and 45 days special remission to all other convicts except the condemned prisoners, convicted of murder, espionage subversion, anti-state activities, terrorist acts.

The two remissions will be admissible provided the convicts have undergone 2/3rd of their substantive sentence of imprisonment. Total remission has been given 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 acts. Total remission has also been given 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.

Special remission of one year will be given to female prisoners who have accompanying children and are serving sentence of imprisonment for crimes other than culpable homicide and those involved in terrorist acts. Total remission has been given to juvenile convicts (under 18 years of age) who have served 1/3 of their substantive sentence except those involved in culpable homicide, terrorist acts, as defined in the Anti Terrorism (Second Sec. 10 offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ord. 1979.

On the eve of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has named Islamabad International Airport as Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad as a mark of respect and reverence for the martyred leader and in recognition of her unparalleled services for the nation and the cause of democracy. The Prime Minister has also named General Hospital, Rawalpindi as Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi and Murree Road as Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Road. The Prime Minister has also decided to build a monument at the site in Rawalpindi where Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. The design of this monument will be selected through open international competition.-SANA

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