Rana Sanuallah case: Lives of witnesses in danger: Shehryar Afridi

ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (INP): Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi on Saturday called Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah a “drug lord” and said there was evidence against him but lives of the witnesses in the case were in danger.

Speaking to media persons in Islamabad, he said that it was not his trial instead a “trial of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF)” – which had recovered illegal substance from the possession of the accused.

The minister held a press conference in Islamabad, and spoke about a subjudice case of former law minister Rana Sanaullah. He claimed that evidence was produced against Sanaullah in the court but the lives of the witnesses were in danger.

The state minister bragged over the property owned by Sanaullah, saying that if he was not involved in drug smuggling then how he had bought the property.

He said the former law minister had not gotten anything in inheritance and bought a four-marla plot in 2013. He said they provided copies of the case to accused persons.

The minister also played an alleged audio message from Sanaullah during the press conference as well.

“Evidence against the accused was presented in the court but the lives of our witnesses are in danger. I demand the case be shifted to Rawalpindi to protect the ANF witnesses and a daily trail should be allowed be conducted in jail,” Afridi said.

He added, Sanaullah was openly targeting ANF personnel and that notice should be taken of the threats.

Afridi further said Sanaullah was arrested from the road and not his home with 15kg of heroin and ANF presented the evidence within two weeks.