MADRID, Dec. 10 (EUROPA PRESS) –
A special court in Lahore acquitted Pakistani Interior Minister Rana Sanaulah on Saturday, accused of drug trafficking during the tenure of former Prime Minister Imran Jan.
Sanaula was arrested in July 2019 by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), after announcing the seizure of 15 kilos of heroin from his vehicle. This Saturday, the deputy director of the ANF, Imtiaz Ahmed, and the inspector Ehsaan Azam rejected the charges against Sanaula as “incorrect”.
“We never saw any type of drug recovered from the scene,” they stated during their appearance, reported by the Pakistani newspaper ‘Dawn’, while the minister thanked the support received by “all those who raised their voices during that dark moment”. .
Last August, Sanaula publicly denounced the former prime minister, who has been at odds with the current government since the motion of no confidence that threw him out of power, for these accusations and rejected any suggestion that the Army was behind this case.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, has applauded the acquittal of Sanaullah, whose case has represented the “worst example of political persecution with the most dangerous repercussions.”
“He faced these heinous charges and repression patiently and stood his ground. He is an inspiration to all,” he posted on his Twitter account.