Man awarded life term for smuggling narcotics.

PESHAWAR -- A local court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment with fine of Rs500,000 for smuggling narcotics.

An additional district and sessions judge, Bakht Alam, pronounced that the prosecution proved its case against the accused named Farhad Khan, a resident of Pawaka area in Peshawar, and the evidence on record connected him with the commission of the offence.

The court declared as proclaimed offender five of the absconding co-accused named Syed Bilal Shah, Miwali alias Ismail, Said Marjan, Haroon Shah and Khan Alam, and issued their perpetual arrest warrants.

The court observed that prima facie case existed against the absconding co-accused.

The court also ordered confiscation to state two motorcars from which the seized narcotics were recovered.

The judge directed that the case property including the recovered charas and opium should be kept intact till the arrest of the absconding accused persons.

A special prosecutor of Anti- Narcotics Force, Irfanur Rehman, stated that on January 14, 2020, officers of ANF received information about smuggling of narcotics from Peshawar to Punjab through a vehicle by a smuggler named Farhad Khan.

He stated that a raiding team was constituted that visited Pawaka area near Canal...

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