Court rejects Rana Sanaullah’s bail plea

LAHORE: A special bench of the anti-narcotics court on Friday rejected a bail plea of senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah in the narcotics case, Express News reported.

The court, however, accepted bail pleas for five of his aides, who were also co-accused in the case.

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The verdicts against were announced by special central judge Khalid Bashir.

Speaking to media representatives, Sanaullah’s wife said she was glad that bail pleas of her husband’s aides were accepted.

“Sanaullah is a righteous and truthful person. We will now file a bail request for his release at the Lahore High Court,” she added.

In July this year, the Anti-Narcotics Force had arrested Sanaullah for allegedly carrying 15 kilogrammes of heroin in his vehicle.

Sanaullah, who also served as the Punjab law minister during the previous PML-N government, was arrested by ANF’s Lahore team from the Islamabad-Lahore motorway near Sukheki. He was travelling from Faisalabad to Lahore.

The opposition parties had strongly reacted after his arrest. However, ANF was of the view that it never arrests anyone without a reason.

According to the ANF, Sanaullah was arrested after a huge quantity of drugs was recovered from his vehicle.

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A close aide of the Sharif brothers, Sanaullah was an elected member of the National Assembly from Faisalabad in July 2018 general elections. He was appointed as the PML-N Punjab president in May this year.

The court ordered the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to submit a notification of the prosecutor’s appointment

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