Minister wants protection for witnesses in Sanaullah drug case.


ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi on Saturday said the lives of the witnesses in the Rana Sanaullah drug case may be in danger and requested Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice to transfer the case to Rawalpindi or hold the trial in prison. Speaking to the media in Islamabad, the minister also asked the Inspector General (IG) of Punjab to provide protection to the witnesses in the high-profile case. He further said that the hearing of the narcotics case against the PML-N leader should be conducted daily. The Anti-Narcotics Force's (ANF) Lahore team had arrested Sanaullah - while he was travelling from Faisalabad to Lahore - in July this year. The ANF had allegedly recovered 15- kilogramme heroin from his vehicle, a claim Sanaullah denied. 'Rana Sanaullah was caught red-handed with 15-kilogrammes of heroin.

There are witnesses and evidence against the PMLN leader. Statements have been recorded under Section-342, ' said the minister during the press conference. 'Sanaullah's source of income is...

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