LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Tuesday moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the trial court’s decision of not hearing the drug case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah on daily basis.
The petition, which was filed by the authority’s legal director, reminded the court that a drug trafficking case was filed against the PML-N Punjab president on July 1 and a challan was timely submitted.
The ANF took the stance that the trial court ignored the facts in rejection of the plea which had sought day-to-day hearing in the said case. The anti-narcotics body requested the LHC to nullify the trial court’s decision and allow the hearing to be conducted on a daily basis.
On Oct 20, Minister for Safron and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi requested the court to hold day-to-day hearing in the case against Sanaullah, whom he had referred to as the ‘El Chapo’ of Pakistan.
El Chapo is a Mexican drug lord who is considered to have been the most powerful drug trafficker in the world. At present, he is serving a life term in a United States prison.
But in his live press conference, the minister called Sanaullah ‘Pakistani Al Pacino’ — the Godfather-fame Oscar-winning American actor — and not the drug lord ‘El Chapo’.