Lahore Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah was sent on a 14-day judicial remand on Tuesday a day after he was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) team for “possessing a large quantity of drugs in his vehicle”.
The court ordered the jail superintendent to conduct the PML-N leader’s medical examination.
Five others including Usman Ahmed, Sibtain, Akram, Umer Farooq and Amir Rustam were also sent on a 14-day judicial remand.
The anti-narcotics team had earlier sought a 14-day physical remand for the PML-N leader. The district judge further ordered the ANF team to produce Rana Sanaullah before the court on July 16.
Strict security arrangements were made in Lahore ahead of Rana Sanaullah’s arrival in court.
A contingent of police officials had been deployed along the route and outside the court premises.
Officials maintained that Rana Sanaullah has been shifted to an ANF police station, while force commander Brigadier Khalid Mehmood monitored the investigation process. The sources added that he would be charged under the Anti-Narcotics Act.
The opposition parties strongly condemned the arrest of Rana Sanaullah. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has convened a high-level party meeting in Lahore today to discuss the arrest and a future strategy.
Rana Sanaullah was elected Member of the National Assembly from Faisalabad in July 2018 general elections.He was appointed as the PML-N Punjab President in May.