Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has denied that the military was involved in the drug case against him and claimed that former prime minister Imran Khan was behind it.
On Wednesday, during an interview to a local media channel, he said, “When I was in the opposition, in one of the briefings in parliament, I complained to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa that a false case has been registered against me but he categorically rejected that the army was intervening in this case.”
Sanaullah continued by saying that while out on bail, a representative of the army chief approached him and requested him to fill out an application so the army might look into his case.
He said, “I submitted an application not only to the army chief but also to the chief justice and I think based on that probe Gen Bajwa said that it was a wrong impression that the army was intervening and influencing the case.”
Sanaullah was detained on July 1, 2019, by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Lahore unit as he traveled from Faisalabad to Lahore close to the Ravi Toll Plaza on the highway.
According to the ANF, Rana Sanaullah’s car allegedly contained 15kgs of heroin. Five further people, including the PML-N leader’s driver and security guards, were also detained by a special police unit.