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117 hapless prisoners released

In line with the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the process of release of hapless prisoners from jails has been started after the payment of their fines.
In first phase, as much as 117 hapless prisoners have been released from different jails after paying of their fines and diyat.
An amount of Rs.2.47 crore has been paid as fine by the Baitul Maal and other welfare organizations and 26 prisoners will be released on 21 Ramzan after the payment of fine worth Rs.2.39 crore which will be paid by the Qarshi Foundation.
Meanwhile, Rs.19.77 lakh has been paid by Pakistan Baitul Maal for the release of 21 prisoners while Rs.19.77 lakh has been paid by different organizations for the release of 19 prisoners. Similarly, Sarwar Foundation has paid Rs.12.73 lakh for the release of 32 prisoners and Qarshi Foundation has paid Rs.2,14,51000 for the release of 45 prisoners.—INP