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K-P cabinet approves draft bill proposing death sentence for possessing over 1kg of meth-ice

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    K-P cabinet approves draft bill proposing death sentence for possessing over 1kg of meth-ice

    GHALNAI:
    The provincial cabinet on Monday cleared the draft of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Control of Narcotics Substances Bill 2019 which proposes death penalty or life imprisonment for people found possessing more than one kilogramme of methamphetamine, popularly known as ice.

    K-P Information Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and CM’s Adviser on Merged Districts Ajmal Wazir said this at a press conference in Ghalnai.

    It was for the first time that a meeting of the provincial cabinet was held at Ghalanai, the district headquarters of Mohmand. Chief Minister Mahmood cired the meeting attended by provincial ministers and chief secretary and administrative secretaries of various departments.

    After the meeting, K-P Information Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and CM’s Adviser on Merged Districts Ajmal Wazir told a press conference that K-P Control of Narcotics Substances Bill 2019 proposes severe penalties for those involved in the business, trafficking and use of narcotics with special focus on methamphetamine popularly known by street name of ice.

    They said that in order to eliminate the use of ice in educational institutions, the law proposed a penalty of two-year imprisonment and fine or both if ice up to 50 grammes was found in someone’s possession, for more than 50 grammes and less than 100 grammes, three-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs500,000 to 100,000, for more than 100 grammes and less than one kilogramme, seven-year imprisonment and a Rs100,000 to Rs300,000 fine.

    Similarly, judges could award death sentence or life imprisonment if the accused was found in possession of more than one kilogramme besides fine of Rs0.5 million to Rs1 million.

    A special Narcotics Wing will be established in Excise department to implement the law.

    Shaukat Yousafzai and Ajmal Wazir further told that the cabinet also approved proposed amendments in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy Act 2012 in order to establish endowment fund for the judicial academy.

    Khan told the cabinet meeting that prior to enforcement of new narcotics law, approved by the cabinet in today’s session, awareness campaign should be launched in the print, social and electronic media


    https://tribune.com.pk/story/195157...death-sentence-possessing-1kg-meth-ice/?amp=1