Court extends Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand till Oct 18

LAHORE: A court in Lahore on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah till October 18 in a drug-related case.

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During the proceedings today, Sanuallah’s lawyer Azam Nazeer Tarar told the court that all the footage has been secured. “The entire story of taking out the bags and discovering drugs was made-up. After watching the video, everyone knows that Rana Sanullah’s version of the story is correct,” he told the court.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) lawyer requested that records be presented in court and Sanaullah be charged.

After hearing the arguments, the court extended Sanullah’s judicial remand till October 18 and ordered the complainant, Azizullah to appear before the court.

Speaking to the media after the hearing, Sanullah said PML-N workers will follow the party leadership regarding the Azadi March. “I have been informed that PML-N will participate in Azadi March,” Sanaullah said.

He further said that the safe city records have proven him correct. “Shehryar Afridi should apologise to the nation. Records have proven that nothing happened at the toll plaza. All the hypothetical proceedings happened at the police station. I have never seen heroin in my life nor have I smoked a cigarette.”

In June, Sanaullah, a member of the National Assembly (MNA) and president of the PML-N’s Punjab wing, was arrested in a drug-related case, with the ANF officials said he was arrested while travelling with his guards to a meeting from Faisalabad to Lahore.

An ANF (Lahore) spokesperson had confirmed that the ex-law minister was handcuffed and a case was being filed in accordance with the Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997, after a large stash of contraband was recovered from his vehicle.

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