Khadija Siddiqui’s Attacker: An explanation for Shah Hussain’s early release from prison has been issued by Punjab Prisons. Shah Hussain was convicted in 2019 of stabbing law student Khadija Siddiqui 23 times in Lahore in 2016, and was sentenced to life in prison.
According to a statement issued by Punjab Prisons, Hussain was released from prison early after receiving remission that was permissible under the rules, and he deposited a fine of Rs.50,000/-+ Arsh of Rs. 84,016/-+ Daman of Rs. 1,70,000/- (a total of Rs. 3,040,16) at the jail gate, bringing the total amount to Rs. 3,040,16.
The Remission earned / Granted to the said Convict (Shah Hussain) while in jail is as under: pic.twitter.com/tdUTtfRnAO
— Punjab Prisons Official (@Punjab_Prisons) July 27, 2021
A statement from the Punjab government further clarified that Hussain had not gotten any “legal remission” from the government, but had instead been granted “technical remissions” instead.
According to Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, Minister of Punjab Prisons, “He was released on technical remissions, which are provided for annual good character, blood donation, and education.”
Siddiqui managed to survive Hussain’s attack, but the irony is that he’s been declared remission as a result of his donation of two bottles of blood.