Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi’s tall claims regarding the recovery of heroin from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan’s possession seem to have put the PTI lawmaker in a tight spot as the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has denied that it made videos or took photographs at the time of the raid, according to a media report.
The ANF’s denial has made all other claims made by Afridi during pressers and in TV interviews dubious while he continues to insist that Sanaullah was monitored for three weeks and all the video evidence is available.
“The video of heroin recovery from Rana Sanaullah was also shown to the prime minister,” Afridi claimed in a recent interview on Geo News, adding that the evidence will be produced before the court once the trial begins.
He has also claimed that four judges have refused to hear the case against Sanaullah as “he is El Chapo of Pakistan and threatens people”.
Interestingly, the anti-narcotics judge hearing the case was repatriated to the Lahore High Court in the midst of the proceedings against Sanaullah and the duty judge has refused to conduct the indictment proceedings against the PML-N leader till the appointment of a regular judge.