Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) court judge Masood Arshad stopped the hearing of Rana Sanaullah’s case midway after learning that he had been repatriated back to the Lahore High Court (LHC), Dawn has reported.

According to the details, ANF judge during today’s hearing said, “I have just received a Whatsapp message, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has repatriated me. I cannot lend my expertise to this case anymore”.

“If this hadn’t happened then I would have announced the verdict today”, the judge added. 


Apart from Masood Arshad, two other accountability judges have been recalled, including judge Mushtaq Ilahi, and Muhammad Naeem Arshad.

Judge Naeem was hearing cases of Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz and Maryam Nawaz, while judge Ilahi was not hearing any high-profile cases.

ANF had earlier arrested Rana Sanaullah in July, from the Islamabad-Lahore motorway near Sukheki, on charges of having ties to drug traffickers.