An anti-narcotics court in Lahore exempted PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah from appearing before it in a drug possession case on Saturday. A petition for exemption was submitted by Sanaullah’s lawyers. It said that the PML-N leader can’t attend court hearing in person because of the threat of the coronavirus. He said that it is unsafe for travel without security and he can’t travel with his security guard.
PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah has assured that party founder Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan from London after a heart surgery, while his brother, Shehbaz Sharif, in March. Nawaz has been in London since October 2019 after he was granted an eight-week bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia reference. His brother and PML-N President, Shehbaz Sharif, is accompanying him.
PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah’s name has been added to the Exit Control List (ECL). Due to this, he will not be able to travel abroad. But Sanaullah said it didn’t make a difference to him as he had no plans of leaving the country. A day earlier, the federal government added the names of PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz and former senator Waqar Ahmed to the no-fly list.
Rana Sanaullah was granted bail because of the “lapses in the prosecution’s case”, according to the court verdict released on Thursday. The PML-N leader, however, argued that a false case was registered against him for political victimisation “as the petitioner being a vocal leader of the opposition was openly criticising the policies of the sitting government”, says the court document.
The Sessions Court in Lahore has turned down plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, seeking permission for provision of homemade food in the jail. The court ordered the PML-N leader to contact the Jail Superintendent instead. The jail authorities claim that Sanaullah’s heath is being regularly monitored and he’s being provided with food accordingly.