January 21, 2021

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Relaxation for Christian prisoners in Pakistani jails

Relaxation for Christian prisoners in Pakistani jails

The government of Punjab took a big step for Christian prisoners, first time the Punjab government decided to relax their punishment if they would get education about religion. Punjab government has ordered the Jail Department to submit details of Christian prisoners. According to reports, Muslim prisoners are given special apology on getting education about religion. European Union has demanded the same relaxation for Christian prisoners in Pakistani jails. According to the resources of Home Ministry Punjab, Punjab Provision rules regarding forgiveness will be amended for Christian prisoners. Article 215 of the constitution will be modified to forgive Christian prisoners if they get education about religion. Interior Minister of Punjab said that if Christian prisoners would be read their religious books completely then their punishment would be less than before.

In Punjab Jails approximately 1000 Christians are prisoners.