Rana Sanaullah Khan

Rana Sanaullah Khan is a Pakistani politician and former Law Minister of Punjab. He is a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018. He was born on 1 January 1950 in Faisalabad and is a cousin of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. 
Political career
He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in 1990 Pakistani general election. He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) in 1997 Pakistani general election. He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from PP-70 (Faisalabad-XX) as a candidate of (PML-N) in 2002 Pakistani general election. In 2003, he was abducted by alleged intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and was badly tortured for speaking against military regime. When freed, he was subsequently shifted to DHQ hospital. He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from PP-70 (Faisalabad-XX) as a candidate of (PML-N) in 2008 Pakistani general election. He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from PP-70 (Faisalabad-XX) as a candidate of (PML-N) in 2013 Pakistani general election. He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan from NA-106 (Faisalabad-VI) as a candidate of (PML-N) in 2018 Pakistani general election.
Controversies
In August 2011, he accused American Warren Weinstein of being an American spy although Weinstein had lived in Pakistan for seven years and there was no evidence that he was a spy. Weinstein went missing a week later and was accidentally killed in a January 2015 US drone strike on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, as announced by U.S. President Barack Obama at a White House press conference on April 23, 2015. 
Model Town incident
On 17 June 2014, Punjab Police raided the Minhaj-ul-Quran International’s lahore secretariat on the pretext of removing security barriers from its surroundings. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s followers, who were preparing for his arrival from Canada to launch an anti-government movement on 23 June 2014, protested and deadly skirmishes started. A dozen of Tahir-ul-Qadri’s devotees were killed including three women and around hundred got seriously wounded from bullet shots. Rana Sanaullah, who is considered only second to the Chief Minister, remained adamant that the police action was justified which added to the public fury. In the wake of public reaction and opposition’s criticism, Shahbaz Sharif sacked Rana Sanaullah Khan as law minister, and Punjab’s top bureaucrat. However, Qadri and other opposition leaders including Imran Khan held Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, responsible for the civilian deaths at the hands of police and demanded his resignation. 
FIR of Model Town tragedy was registered against key figures of the present government including the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister and Rana Sanaullah Khan. He is often referred to as the main man and often termed as Murderer is various cases including Model Town incident and Bhola Gujjar Murder. The real hero was Syed Mustafa Kamal who came to Punjab and he met Tahir Ul Qadri to settle down things in Model Town. He said that he wanted “justice”. Then later on a joint-investigation-team (JIT) was formed to investigate the incident. Once that JIT cleared him from charges, he was sworn in as Punjab Law Minister again in May 2015.
Courtesy : Wikipedia

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