An anti-terrorism court in Gujranwala has issued an arrest warrant for Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, according to a report by Pak Revenue on Friday.
The warrant was issued following a case filed against the minister on August 5, 2022, by PML-Q leader Shahkaz Aslam. Aslam’s complaint accused Sanaullah of threatening the then-Punjab chief secretary and his family members. The complainant claimed to have seen the federal minister hurling threats on television.
The Gujranwala ATC dismissed the police report and directed them to present Sanaullah on March 7. The court also issued a show-cause notice to the officer concerned, DSP, and SP investigations, ordering them to appear before it on the same day.
The case was filed during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and has been registered under various sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Pakistan Penal Code. The FIR alleged that Sanaullah’s statements on a TV show were intended to terrorize the judiciary, chief secretary, commissioner, and people of the country, and to prevent officials from fulfilling their lawful responsibilities.
The complainant claimed that Sanaullah’s speeches had created fear in the judiciary, bureaucracy, police, administration, and the nation, and demanded an investigation against the PML-N leader.