Senate body proposes death for possessing 10-kg of narcotics

Zubair Qureshi

A senate body on Narcotics Control Monday proposed while deliberating over the Bill titled ‘Control of Narcotics Substances (Second Amendment) Act 2020 proposed cases involving the use and peddling of Cocaine, Ice and Heroin must be reviewed on a scale more severe than others.

It was also agreed by consensus that possession beyond 10-kg of these three substances must be awarded death. A single agenda meeting will be held before presentation of the Bill in the House to approve the amended Bill.

The committee took grave notice of the abolition of Capital Punishment and stressed the need for amendments to ensure stringent penalties to ensure that no further loss of life takes place at the hands of peddlers. It was asserted that categorization of drugs was needed to ensure that minimum possession ensured maximum punishment.

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