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Drug dealers to get death sentence or life imprisonment per new law

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  • President Dr Arif Alvi assents to Control of Narcotic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
  • This includes drugs of varying quantities including heroin, morphine, cocaine and methamphetamine (ICE).
  • Act provides maximum punishment for offences involving drugs inside or near educational institutes. 

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday assented to the Control of Narcotic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which allows a death sentence or life imprisonment for illicit trafficking of narcotics and psychotropic drugs. 

This includes drugs of varying quantities including heroin, morphine, cocaine, and methamphetamine (ICE).

The Act provides a maximum punishment if the offence involves any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance inside or near a school, college, university, educational premises, or any other educational institution.

After President Alvi’s approval, the bill has become the Control of Narcotic Substances (Amendment) Act, 2022 in terms of Article 75 of the Constitution. 

The Control of Narcotic Substances (Amendment) Act, 2022, allows imprisonment which may extend to life imprisonment, however, not less than 20 years with a fine not less than Rs1 million for offences involving heroin and morphine weighing 4kg or more.

The said Act also provides a death sentence or imprisonment which shall not be less than life, along with a fine up to Rs2 million but not less than Rs1.5 million rupees for offences involving heroin or morphine weighing 6kg or more.

It allows a death sentence or life imprisonment but not less than 20 years along with a fine not less than Rs2.5 million rupees for offences involving cocaine weighing 5kg or more.

The Act also provides a death sentence or life imprisonment and a fine not less than Rs2.5 million for offences involving possession of 4kg or more of psychotropic substance methamphetamine (ICE).

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Chief of the Brazilian Navy Visits JS Headquarters: CJCSC General Sahir Shamshad Mirza Greets Dignitary

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At Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi, General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was called by Brazilian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Andre Luiz Silva Lima De Santana Mendes.

Maritime security, the developing security environment, and the improvement of security and defense cooperation between the two nations were among the bilateral topics that were covered during the discussion.

The dignitary in attendance expressed admiration for the professionalism exhibited by the Pakistan Armed Forces and praised the efforts made by both Pakistan and the Pakistan Armed Forces to combat terrorism.

Earlier, the visiting dignitary was given a “Guard of Honor” by a well-groomed Tri-Services contingent upon their arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters.

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By reducing the agriculture sector’s reliance on fossil fuels and conventional electricity, this project seeks to advance sustainable energy practices.

The project aims to improve the environmental sustainability and efficiency of the sector by switching to solar energy.

Highlighting the project’s financial advantages, he said that Pakistan would be able to save as much as 2.7 million dollars in foreign exchange through the solarization of its tubewells.

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CDA Issues A Rain Alert Per Naqvi’s Order

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Capital Development Authority Chairman Muhammad Ali Randhawa has been instructed by Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi to oversee the completion of rainwater drainage in the Federal Capital.

The Interior Minister spoke with him and advised that officers and workers in question stay in the field until the procedure was finished, as well as that regular checks be made to ensure that water drains from low-lying regions.

To make sure that water drains at underpasses and other locations, he ordered routine surveillance of Islamabad’s streams, drains, and canals.

He asserted that in order to facilitate traffic flow, traffic police officers should carry out their tasks in a dynamic way.

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