LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Punjab’s former law minister Rana Sanaullah’s judicial remand has been extended for 14 days, in drugs smuggling case.
Rana Sanaullah was presented before a district and sessions court in the contraband case on Tuesday amid strict security measures.
At the outset of the hearing, Rana’s counsel said that a challan has not been presented so far in the case yet, despite the clear directions of the court, adding that the case’s file, mobile, and medicines of his client have still not been released.
“My client was a target of political vengeance”, he claimed.
The court, later adjourned the hearing of the case, after extending the PML-N leader’s remand for 14 days.
Sanaullah was arrested on the evening of July 1 by the ANF Lahore team from the Islamabad-Lahore motorway near the Sukheki area.
On Monday, a five-member team of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) quizzed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab president Rana Sanaullah.
The ANF team, under the stewardship of a grade-20 officer of the force, interrogated Sanaullah inside the District Jail Lahore. He was questioned about the alleged recovery of a huge quantity of heroin from his vehicle.
Sources said the PML-N leader didn’t cooperate with the probe team as he failed to answer a number of questions put to him by it.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Narcotics Control has asked the Punjab Police to submit the record of all the accused, including the former Punjab law minister, said media reports. – NNI