Pakistani national beheaded by Saudi authorities on drug recovery

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Islamabad: (Parliament Times)     A Pakistani national Imran Haider s/o Ghulam Hussain has been executed with death in Reform Jail, Dhaban Area, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The executed culprit travelled from Sialkot International Airport, Pakistan to King Abdul Aziz International Airport Jeddah where he was taken into custody by Saudi Police on recovery of 500 Gram Heroin from his personal possession on 12th December 2013.

The case of arrested accused has recently been finalized with the decision of death penalty even on minor recovery. It is pertinent to mention here that punishment for carrying drugs in Kingdom Saudi Arabia is death, even for a minor quantity.