–PML-N leader says ‘drama was staged to damage PML-N’s reputation’
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah on Thursday dismissed the drugs trafficking case against him as “baseless” and “the worst political victimisation in the country’s history”.
Addressing a press conference after his release on bail, the former Punjab law minister said, “This was a complete lie and a fraud. It was a baseless case. This drama had been staged to damage the party’s reputation.”
He claimed that the government authorities, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, knew that the case against him was fake but continued to carry out “victimisation” in order to silence the opposition.
He asked why the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had been unable to arrest any member of the international drug network that he was alleged to be a part of in the past six months.
“I hold the word of Allah as witness to profess that I have never consumed heroin even once in my life,” he said, adding that he had never used his influence for any drug peddler to be given any concession in his decades-long political career.
“And if I am telling the truth, then may God’s wrath be upon the people who carried out this oppression and concocted this fake case against me,” he further said.
The PML-N Punjab president said if the intention of those who instituted the case against him was to deter him from supporting his party then “certainly on July 1, I was standing a 100 per cent with my party; today I am standing 1,000 per cent with my party and leader Nawaz Sharif”.
He announced that he will demand in the National Assembly (NA) and at other forums that a judicial inquiry of his case be conducted.