Say Your Prayers or Go to Jail: Karachi Court Hands Out Unusual Punishment

“You have to see it to believe it”—or more like ‘read it to believe it’

We were taken by surprise when we saw a US judge hand over unique punishments, this time a judge in Karachi also came up with a quirky punishment of his own. This isn’t your normal community services session, no sir.

This might seem a bit bizarre to you, a man in Karachi has been ordered to offer prayers in congregation for three consecutive years. A judge in Karachi handed a unique punishment to Muhammad Yousaf when he was found guilty of carrying unauthorized weapons.

The Decision

Judge Haleem Ahmed of local session court Karachi put his peculiar stamp on the sentencing. Muhammad Yousaf will have to offer prayers 5 times a day in the local mosque of his community.

Imam Mosque will see if the culprit is up to the task or not. Another official of the court has been appointed to collect reports from the Imam on daily basis.

The case was brought to court in 2014 when Muhammad Yousaf was caught with illegal weapons. He confessed to this crime after three years and he has finely been handed a punishment.

Don’t Miss a Prayer!

As per the ruling, if the guy misses even a single prayer, he will have to face jail time of seven years along with a Rs. 50,000 fine.

This isn’t the first time that judges have come up with ideas out of the box. A guy in Punjab was asked to clean the streets of his city when he was found guilty of doing drugs.

In another rather unique case, a citizen of Karachi was ordered to preach traffic regulations to the public when he confessed to hitting a traffic warden.

Via: Samaa, BBC Urdu