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Court dismisses plea to hold daily proceedings against Rana Sanaullah

Court dismisses plea to hold daily proceedings against Rana Sanaullah
February 28, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – A special court for narcotics control on Friday dismissed prosecution’s plea to hold daily proceedings against Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah drugs smuggling case. In its two-page written verdict, the court said that there are no past examples of daily proceedings and the cases are set in the courtroom as per the followed routine. The judge also remarked that there are 220 pending trials in the court, which are being heard according to the routine. Earlier, the prosecution had filed a plea for day to day proceedings in the narcotics control court while the defendant Rana Sanaullah’s counsel opposed the move, saying that the proceedings should be held as per law. On January 15, the Ant-Narcotics Force (ANF) had challenged the bail granted to PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah in the drugs recovery case. In the application, the NAB contended that the arrest of Rana Sanaullah is needed to fulfill the law requirements. It prayed to court to nullify the verdict of the Lahore High Court. On December 24, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had ordered to release PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah on bail in the narcotics recovery case. The court also ordered to furnish two surety bonds worth Rs 10 million each. On July 1, the ANF Lahore had arrested PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah near Sukheke. He was shifted to ANF Cantonment Office for interrogation. His medical examination was conducted in the ANF custody. ANF Commander Brig Khalid Mahmood supervised the arrest.