International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Treatment of Drug Offences in Sharia-Based Countries: The Case of Pakistan
Professor Shaul M. Gabbay

The subject of drugs and narcotics trafficking has become a serious issue in contemporary Pakistan. The issue is of particular relevance to Pakistani nationals who once found refuge in the United States, but now face repatriation due to drug-related criminal offences that they committed while in the United States. Upon repatriation, these individuals face a double-edged sword, as they are not only bound by internationally recognized secular laws, they are also confronted with being re-tried for their crimes under Sharia, or Islamic Law. This paper specifically addresses the subject of drug offences under Sharia law in Pakistan, and the situation individuals convicted of drug-related crimes abroad face upon a return to Pakistan.

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