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December 27, 2019

Sana swears innocence on Holy Quran

National

December 27, 2019

Rana Sanaullah. Photo: File

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmaker Rana Sanaullah has demanded a judicial inquiry into allegations of drug smuggling against him.

Talking to Shahzeb Khanzada in Geo News programme, ‘Aj Shahzeb Khanzada Ke Saath’ on Thursday, he said his vehicle was stopped at Ravi Toll Plaza and his gunman was made to leave the vehicle. “My vehicle was taken to the ANF headquarters and no conversation took place during that time,” he said.

“I asked, what is the matter? I was told that ‘it’s an order from high-ups’,” Rana Sanaullah said. “The next day, I was produced before a court and the court was informed that I was found in possession of drugs.”

Meanwhile, addressing a press conference in Faisalabad, hours after his release from prison, on Thursday he said: “Almighty Allah is my witness, I have never used heroin.”

He questioned where the drugs seized from his vehicle were. He said a false and baseless case was lodged against him. “May I suffer the wrath of God, if I ever favoured a drug smuggler,” he added.

The PML-N leader also cursed the ones who lodged a false case against him. He also said he would repeat the same statements in the National Assembly, holding a copy of the Holy Quran in his hands. “You can’t stop us through such cheap tactics, [I] will not back off. It has become a tradition that a person tells lies and then says he has to return to Almighty Allah,” he said.

The PML-N leader said even the prime minister knew the case against him was fake. “All this is being done to subdue the opposition. Before my arrest I was 100 per cent with my party but today be with the 1000 per cent,” he added.

Rana Sanaullah demanded the chief justice of Pakistan and the government order a judicial inquiry into the allegations of drug smuggling against him.

Referring to the trauma that he suffered due to incarceration, he demanded relevant authorities take action against the injustice he was meted out.

He said that the ANF had secured 15-kg heroin from a godown and produced false witnesses to back up their claims against him. "If it was such a large network, why weren't others [involved in drug trafficking] arrested?" he asked.

On his arrival at Faisalabad after release on bail, the party workers warmly welcomed him. The workers raised slogans in favour of him and expressed happiness on his presence.

“I am also thankful to party leaders for supporting me in a difficult time,” Rana Sana said.