Sindh may commute death penalty to life

Sindh – Karachi: Sindh Home Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza has stated before Sindh Assembly that as many as 228 prisoners including a woman are waiting for capital punishment in jails across provinces, Geo News reported. He said government is in serious deliberation to modify the capital punishment law into life imprisonment. During the question and answer session in the house, the minister said that a total 228 prisoners have been awarded the death penalty over different charges while there is a woman among them. He said the federal government has provided Rs500 million in terms of a development package for the police department allocated a budget of Rs1 billion for the police department to be spent on the construction of buildings and police check posts in the province.

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