The LUBP has previously published a number of news reports and articles highlighting the questionable links between Rana Sanullah (PML-N’s law minister in Punjab) and the terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba.
This issue was also echoed at the annual death anniversary of Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi in Lahore (who was martyred by terrorists of Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba last year), where speakers demanded that Rana Sanaullah must be sacked immediately and tried in a court of law for his patronage of sectarian terrorists.
Here are some relevant news reports:
Naeemi seminar demands sacking of Rana Sanaullah
Updated at: 1540 PST, Saturday, June 12, 2010
LAHORE: The seminar held in commemoration of Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi Shaheed, head of Jamia Naeemia, demanded the sacking of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah for patronizing the banned outfits, Geo News reported Saturday.
The participants of the seminar convened to honor the memory of Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi, martyred in a terror attack, voiced reservations over the fact that assassins of Dr Sarfaraz Naeemi are still at large even after the lapse of an entire year.
Addressing the seminar, State Minister for Information Samsam Bukhari said the issue relating the arrest of Dr Naeemi’s killers pertained to the provincial government; hence, the Punjab government should mull over it.
Bukhari said the office-bearers of the outlawed groups traveled around in the vehicles of certain ministers of Punjab government, triggering the accusations against the provincial government and Rana Sanaullah for affiliations with the terrorists and illegal organizations.
He said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) never had association with the terror outfits; nor did any such proscribed organization have links with it.
‘Sanaullah should be sacked for having close ties with terrorists’
* Shaheed-e-Pakistan Conference demands early arrest of Dr Naeemi’s killers
LAHORE: The Shaheed-e-Pakistan Conference has demanded that Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah should be sacked for having close ties with terrorists.
The conference was organised by the Jamia Naeemia Association to pay tribute to Dr Sarfraz Naeemi, who was killed in a suicide attack last year.
Dr Naeemi’s son Dr Raghib Naeemi presided over the conference while State Minister for Information Syed Samsam Bukhari, Justice (r) Nazir Ahmad Ghazi, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Member National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan’s chief Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair, Tanzeemul Madaris Pakistan Nazim Mufti Ghulam Muhammad Sialvi, Jamaat Ahle-Sunnat Pakistan leader Peer Afzal Qadri, Sunni Tehreek leader Shadab Raza Qadri, Minhajul Quran’s office bearer Rafiq Haider Abbasi and JNA leader Maulana Qasim Alvi attended the conference.
The conference passed a resolution, stating that some politicians, including the law minister, had strong links with extremists. The resolution demanded the arrest of Dr Naeemi’s killers, who were still at large even after one year of the incident. The resolution also alleged that the law minister was patronising the terrorist organisations in province as a party policy. In other resolutions, the participants of the conference condemned the Facebook competition for blasphemous caricatures and sanctions imposed on Iran. The participants demanded the government support Iran at every level.
Earlier, addressing the conference, the state information minister said the arrest of Dr Naeemi’s killers was a provincial matter and the federal government had nothing to do with it. He said the Pakistan People’s Party had no links with banned religious organisations or extremists. He said the Punjab government should arrest the terrorists involved in the murder of the Jamia Naeemia chief. He claimed that some PML-N leaders travelled with the elements of banned organisations, which had eroded the credibility of the provincial government and its ministers.
LAHORE: The pro PML-N ulema on Saturday came out in the open against Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and alleged that Sanaullah had close ties with banned militant outfits.
Naeemian Association Pakistan and Tanzim-i-Ahl-i-Sunnat on Saturday observed the first death anniversary of religious scholar Dr Sarfraz Naeemi.
While addressing the seminar, several ulemas lashed out at Sanaullah and held him responsible for not arresting the murderers of Dr Naeemi.
They demanded the dismissal of the provincial law minister.
Even PML-N MNA Sardar Ayaz Sadiq failed to defend Sanaullah on the occasion and regretted that the murderers were still at large. —DawnNews
Also of interest: LUBP Archive on Dr Sarfraz Naeemi
LUBP Archive on Rana Sanaullah