KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has dismissed a petition filed by a poor citizen asking to legalize hashish (charas) and allowing carrying of up to 10 grammes by a person.
However, the Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar showed anger towards the plea while asking the petitioner, Ghulam Asghar Saeein, “What kind of petition have you brought to the court?”
“Do you want everyone to start smoking charas?” asked Justice Ali Mazhar.
The petitioner responded by arguing that he was a “poor man” and the decriminalization of hashish (charas) will not only help him but it would be for the great “public internet”.
“Smoking hashish is allowed in multiple countries,” the petitioner told the court and added that, “It will increase the country’s income and revenue,” as well.
However, the matter was dismissed by the judge telling the petitioner:
If you want to smoke hash then go to those countries. It is not allowed here,
We do not want such revenue, there are legitimate ways to increase income,