KARACHI: In an unusual punishment, a man named Yousuf Khan has been sentenced to offer the compulsory five-time prayers every day in a congregation, without skipping for the next three years, by a judge for possessing an illegal weapon.
Additional District and Sessions judge Haleem Ahmed gave the order on Wednesday.
Karachi Police Crime Investigation Department (CID) registered a case of possessing illegal weapon against Yousuf in 2014. The case was being heard by the court for the last three years.
The convict will spend seven years in jail and pay a fine of Rs50,000 if he fails to abide by the court verdict.
Last month, a court in Karachi ordered a man to stand at a traffic signal for two hours, once a week for a whole year holding a placard on speed awareness. The suspect was convicted of rashly riding a motorbike and injuring a police constable deployed for former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s VVIP movement on September 27, 2015.
The convict was also ordered to pay Rs50,000 to the injured policeman in three instalments in three months.
In another strange verdict last month, the East District Judicial Magistrate ordered a suspect to remain in a mosque for at least three hours every Friday and make the necessary arrangements for the weekly congregational prayers.