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Drugs Offences: Conviction and Acquittal, The Views of a Practitioner

Barakatullah Advocate

Abstract
The debate on the constraints of investigation management in all kind of offences, especially
drugs and terrorism, is getting serious day by day in the country. A sort of blame-game is
noticed in the statements coming from the senior offices of the law-enforcement agencies
and the important wings of the criminal justice system. Few have given a serious thought to
analyze the real underlying causes for low rates of arrest, low rates of conviction and the poor
state of investigation and prosecution in all such matters. The article provides the views and
observations of a practicing lawyer wherein an effort is made to briefly describe the role of
agencies responsible for anti-narcotics action and the legal aspects of the various constraints
in dealing effectively with drugs offences.

Keywords: Anti-Narcotics Force, Quran, Control of Narcotics Substance Act, Acquittal, Supreme Court, Trial Accused