Lahore (Staff Report): Czech national Tereza Hluskova on Monday challenged her conviction in heroin smuggling case in the Lahore High court (LHC).
In her appeal, Hluskova claimed that she was innocent and had come to Pakistan on a three-month family visit visa for Islamic studies.
The 21-year old model requested the court that the ruling of the sessions court be set aside as it negated the true facts of the case.
On March 20, a sessions court awarded eight years and eight months jail and fined Rs 113,000 to Tereza Hluskova.
Additional Sessions Judge Shehzad Raza in its verdict said the prosecution was successful in confirming Hluskova was guilty of smuggling heroin and that she could not prove her innocence.
The court further said she had the right to appeal her sentence. The court acquitted co-accused Shoaib on the grounds of not enough evidence against him.
Last year, Customs officials arrested Hluskova while she was attempting to smuggle eight and a half kilogrammes of heroin from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Hluskova was in Pakistan on a three-month family visit visa.