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Pakistan Prison Rules, 1978
Section/Order/Article/Rule/Regulation Head Note
Rule 216, 218

The Pakistan Prison Rules, 1978
Rule 216, 218 read with
The Pakistan Penal Code
Section 57 read with
The Code of Criminal Procedure
Section 401
It is rightly urged that although a sentence of life imprisonment under Section 57 PPC extends to 25 years, the same is liable to reduction through remissions granted by the Executive under Section 401 Cr.P.C. and also Rule 216 and Rule 218 of the Pakistan Prison Rules, 1978 (“Prison Rules”). By virtue of Rule 140 of the Prison Rules, every ‘lifer-prisoner’ must undergo a minimum of fifteen years substantive imprisonment. Notionally, the Executive authorities may on that basis remit in their discretion 10 years imprisonment from the statutory sentence of a lifer-prisoner. Such remission is granted lawfully in exercise of powers vested in the Provincial Government by the aforementioned provisions of law. Reference is made to Abdul Malik v. The State (PLD 2006 SC 365). .....Amjad Shah =VS= The State, (Criminal), 2017 (2)– [3 LM (SC) 105] ....View Full Judgment