Punjab’s prisons minister, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, in a video message clarified that Shah Hussain did not receive remission for his legal sentence for stabbing Khadija Siddiqui. Hussain has benefited from “technical remissions” which are given for blood donations and good conduct under the Constitution. Hussain, the son of a Lahore High Court lawyer, was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime.
Shah Hussain was released from jail after serving 3.5 years of his 5-year sentence for the Khadija stabbing case. Hussain was convicted in 2017 under section 324 of the Penal Code of nine years’ imprisonment for attempting to murder his classmate Khadija Siddiqui. However, a session court later reduced his prison term by two years.