KP Assembly Adopts 'Probation And Parole Bill'
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Mon 02nd August 2021 | 08:02 PM
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday unanimously adopted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Probation and Parole Bill 2021 to regulate the probation of convicts
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Aug, 2021 ) :The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Monday unanimously adopted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Probation and Parole Bill 2021 to regulate the probation of convicts.
The bill was presented in the House by Minister for Local Government Akbar Ayub with Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani in the chair.
The statement of objectives of the bill stated that it is desirable to promote and regulate the probation of convicts, their conditional release from prison before the completion of term in their imprisonment to which they have been sentenced, their rehabilitation and integration in order to make their lives purposeful and peaceful in the society.
The court may pass a probation order, in accordance with the sentencing guidelines after considering the age and the gender of the convict, the psychological and physical condition of the convict, the place of temporary and permanent resident or area of domicile of convict and the nature of offence.
A parole committee at provincial level comprising Additional Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs, Inspector General of Prison and two persons from civil society to be nominated by the government would be constituted.
The parole committee would be convened once in a month to decide upon the recommendation of the parole sub-committee. The parole sub-committee would be constituted in each prison consisting of superintendent prison, concern probation and parole officer in the district, public prosecutor police officer and two persons one male and female from civil society to be nominated by Home and Tribal Affairs department.
Earlier, the House also passed KP Home Based Workers (Welfare and Protection Bill, 2021 moved by Minister for Labour Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and two bills, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Factories (Amendment) Bill 202 and KP Shops and Establishment Bill, 2021 were tabled in the House for discussion.