Plea to allow use of hashish dismissed as frivolous by SHC

Published November 8, 2020
The Sindh High Court has dismissed a petition seeking permission for the use of hashish as frivolous with serious caution. — PPI/File
The Sindh High Court has dismissed a petition seeking permission for the use of hashish as frivolous with serious caution. — PPI/File

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has dismissed a petition seeking permission for the use of hashish as frivolous with serious caution.

The petitioner, Ghulam Asghar Sain, contended that he was a lawyer and also remained the president of a welfare organisation in Lyari working for betterment of the public.

However, the bench observed that the petitioner had filed a strange petition to allow the public the use of hashish up to 10 grams.

The petition on the face of it is frivolous and liable to be dismissed with heavy cost, but the petitioner submits that he is a poor man and cannot bear the cost and also apologised, it added.

Therefore, while taking a lenient view, the bench dismissed the petition in limine with serious caution to the petitioner to be careful in future and not to file such frivolous petitions in court, otherwise heavy cost will be imposed on him.

Published in Dawn, November 8th, 2020

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