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SHC takes notice of ‘unique punishments’ by trial courts

KARACHI: While taking notice of a trend of awarding unusual punishments by trial courts, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought an explanation from relevant district and sessions judges in this regard, ARY News reported. The SHC has noted that such out of book sentences violate the fundamental rights. These punishments are not according to the law, which will bring a bad name to the judiciary, the court added. Of late, a judicial magistrate in Karachi handed down an unusual punishment to a man for hitting and injuring a…