PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday set aside the Political administration’s order of sentencing a resident of Bajaur for 32-years for his alleged involvement in terrorism.

The order was issued by a two-judge bench of PHC comprising Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Abdul Shakoor.

The 26-year Usman was arrested by the security forces in 2012. In 2018, he was handed over to political administration for trial. The Political agent under sections 302/324/121 has awarded 32-year imprisonment. 

Usman appealed against the sentence in the PHC and told the court the he was not given a fair trial. 

His lawyer argued that the sentence is illegal as the political administration has no authority to grant more than 14-year of sentence. The lawyer argued that though his brother is believe to have involvement in militancy but it doesn’t mean that Usman can be punished for it. 

The Athorney for the petitioner added that the joint investigation team made to investigate him couldn’t worked properly and said that it findings are not satisfactory. 

The bench of PHC after hearing the arguments ordered his release from Mardan Prison. 


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