An anti-narcotics court in Lahore has exempted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah from appearing before it in a drug recovery case.
The counsel of PML-N leader submitted a plea for exemption from the court appearance owing to the National Assembly (NA) session.
According to the plea, the PML-N stalwart can’t attend the court hearing in person because of the ongoing lower house session.
Rana Sana was arrested last year in July by the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) from the Islamabad-Lahore motorway. The ANF claimed that 15 kilograms of drugs were recovered from the PML-N leader’s car.
However, he was released on bail on Dec 26. His name has been put on the Exit Control List (ECL) in drug recovery case.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted bail to Rana Sanaullah in drug recovery case in December last year, which was filed against him by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF).
The court had ordered Sanaullah to submit two surety bonds of Rs one million each for bail.
Earlier, Rana Sanaullah criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehryar Khan Afridi for fueling the fire of lies against him regarding drugs smuggling.
He said Maryam Nawaz should be permitted to fly to London to see her ailing father, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He had hoped for a successful operation of Nawaz Sharif that was scheduled on 24 February 2020.