President announces remission on punishment of 500 prisoners on Independence Da
More than 500 prisoners will be benefited from the decision of President Asif Ali Zardari regarding remission in their punishment on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day falling on August 14 (tomorrow).
According to official sources, President Asif Ali Zardari on the sheer advice of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday has decided to decrease the punishment of prisoners on Independence Day.
At the moment, some 80,000 prisoners are languishing in various prisons of the country thus with the special package of the President and his announcement have virtually lightened up their day.
It must be mention that prisoners guilty in serious crimes and terrorist activities against the government will not be given any remission in this regard.