Gujrat ATC cancels Rana Sanaullah’s non-bailable arrest warrants in terrorism case – Pakistan
An anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) in Gujrat on Tuesday cancelled Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah’s non-bailable arrest warrants in a terrorism case lodged in opposition to him at Gujrat’s Industrial Space police station in 2022.
The Gujrat police had registered a terrorism case in opposition to Sanaullah on Aug 25, 2022, on the criticism of a neighborhood chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Shaikh Shahkaz Aslam, for allegedly threatening the judiciary and authorities officers in his speeches on April 15, 2021, and Jan 29, 2022.
The police had quashed the case and submitted a report back to the courtroom which was later annulled by the ATC, adopted by the issuance of arrest warrants, which have been subsequently was non-bailable arrest warrants when the minister failed to indicate up on the March 7 listening to.
Accountability Choose Rana Zahid presided over the listening to in the present day through which the inside minister and his authorized crew appeared as effectively.
“I couldn’t come to the courtroom on the earlier listening to as a consequence of government-related engagement,” Sanaullah stated.
The decide subsequently cancelled the inside minister’s non-bailable arrest warrants and ordered him to furnish a surety bond of Rs500,000. The listening to was adjourned to April 28.
Talking to the media after the listening to, the inside minister stated: “We respect the courts. This can be a baseless case which was filed in Parvez Elahi’s time [as the chief minister].”
Sanaullah stated the police had quashed the case and he had solely appeared in courtroom out of respect for it.
He additionally criticised PTI Chairman Imran Khan at size and denied issuing a “homicide menace” in opposition to the previous, saying that he was solely speaking about “political existence”.
The inside minister additionally addressed the difficulty of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elections, saying they need to happen similtaneously the final elections and polls for different assemblies in any other case they might deliver “anarchy”.