A bench of Sindh High Court (SHC), headed by Justice KK Agha, commuted the death sentence of Naeem Akhtar Ali Haider to life imprisonment.
The bench gave its verdict on the appeal of the accused against the ruling of the anti-narcotics court regarding the case of possessing 3,300kgs of hashish.
As for Haider's accomplice Samiuddin, the court upheld the life imprisonment awarded by the anti-narcotics court. Muhammad Farooq Advocate and Faryal Alvi Advocate pleaded the case on behalf of the accused.
The Sindh High Court adjourned the hearing till September 30 on the applications for challan approval and medical examination of the alleged abductee from Karachi that went to Lahore for a love marriage there.
Justice Salahuddin Panwhar heard the appeal for the approval of challan and to conduct the medical examination of the said girl. The lawyers of the complainant and the accused appeared in court.
The counsel for the complainant submitted that there is a stay order regarding the medical examination of the child and that he wants the court to hear the arguments on the stay order.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2022.
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