The accused/convicted has been exonerated of criminal wrongdoing.

Anti-Terrorism Act:

The main anti-terrorism legislation in Pakistan dictating both the offence and

Anti-Terrorism Court:

The Special Court promulgated to hear and decide terrorism cases and a court
of first instance.

Case Citation:

A specific combination of year, court, journal and page number to identify
a judge's decision.

Code of Criminal

A code dictating procedure for criminal cases including investigations, trials
and appeals in Pakistan.

Date of Sentencing:

Date on which the person was sentenced to death by the trial court.

District and Sessions

A court of trial for offences punishable by death.


The title given to High Court and Supreme Court judges.

Juvenile Justice Act:

An Act streamlining the procedure for the trial and care of juvenile offenders.

Juvenile Justice System The first law on procedure and protection of juvenile offenders in Pakistan
recently repealed by the JJSO.

Minor at the time of offence.

Mental Health

A law relating to the mentally disordered persons with respect to their care
and treatment, the management of their property and other related matters.

Mental Illness:

Prisoner has a history of serious mental health problems (s2(m) of the mental
health ordinance).

Military Court:

A court established for a limited time with fewer procedural rights for those
who have committed heinous crimes against the state including civilians.

Motive and Cause:

The purpose for or intention behind committing the offence.


The death sentence converted to a reduced sentence for example life
imprisonment or any other imprisonment term.

Pakistan Penal Code:

A code dictating all the general offences in Pakistan.

Terrorism (traditional

The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians,
in the pursuit of political aims.


this is to denote whether the prisoner has been tortured by a government
official at any point in the criminal justice system.

Type of Court:

Court of trial.

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