The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has claimed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA and Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan has admitted starting a drug business to earn money for politics, The News reported.

According to reports, the ANF, in its challan submitted to a court Tuesday, quoted Sanaullah as saying that he has been associated with drug smuggling for years.

“My expenditures swelled up soon after I entered politics, but my income was not too much. I developed links with drug smugglers after entering politics and becoming Punjab law minister in particular.”


Sanaullah was further quoted as saying that a few politicians known to him “became billionaires through illegal means”.

“The business suited me well so I started facilitating drug dealers and gradually started sending narcotics through my personal vehicles. It was an easy way to avoid the police, as being an influential person, no one dared to check my vehicle. I used to get drugs from Afghans in Faisalabad, drop them off to dealers who used to smuggle them abroad,” the ANF quoted him as saying in the four-page challan submitted.

Sanaullah’s wife Nabeela has denied all charges and termed it a fake story. “My husband is innocent,” she told a private media outlet. Meanwhile, members of the opposition parties term the PML-N leader’s arrest the “worst example of lawlessness and political revenge”.