SHC upholds drug smuggler’s imprisonment

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday upheld one-year imprisonment awarded to a ‘drug peddler’ by the Anti-Narcotics Court (ANC).

The ANC had jailed Ishaq for one year and imposed a fine of Rs30000 on him after he was found guilty of drug smuggling. He was arrested from Karachi Airport red handed while smuggling the drugs.

Ishaq through his counsel challenged his punishment in the high court and requested it to set aside the judgment of the trial court and to pass his release order.

The defence counsel told the judges that the trial court did not follow due procedure while convicting the suspect, requesting the court to set-aside the judgment of the ANC.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, the SHC bench rejected the plea and ruled that the convict would complete his term.

The court ruled that it did not find any reason to set aside the appellant’s term.

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