Sindh High Court (SHC) took notice of unusual punishments which were awarded by session courts of the metropolitan city on more than one occasion.
Recently a session judge Haleem Ahmed sentenced a man to offer congregational prayers for three years, he was convicted of possessing an illegal weapon.
Chief Justice of SHC Ahmed Ali Sheikh took notice of this after many media outlets covered the story claiming that such sentences don’t comply with law as they violate basic human rights. ‘Such judgments and punishments are defaming the courts’, he added,
It is not the first time that any session judge issued unusual punishment, previously a magistrate judge punished a man by holding a play card on speed awareness 2 hours once a week for a year. He was involved in hitting a cop with his motorcycle.