Sweep mosque, offer prayers: Pakistani court’s punishment for drug peddler

A civil judge in Dadu area of Pakistan’s Sindh province has ordered a man found guilty of selling drugs to sweep and pray five times a day at a mosque as punishment for one year.

Judge Gul Mohammad Brohi warned the guilty party, Irfan Ahmed Bhand, that he would be closely monitored by the prayer leader of the mosque in Benazirabad, and any failure to comply with court orders would lead to a prison sentence of two years.

Bhand was found guilty of selling drugs after he was arrested by the local police with three kilograms of bhang, the Dawn newspaper reported.

Speaking to local journalists after his verdict was announced, Bhand said he was “pleased with his sentence” and claimed that would obey court orders and lead his life according to the teachings of Islam.

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