On Friday, senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry admitted that the heroin smuggling case against Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah was forged. He also said that it wasn't PTI who filed the case. The former information minister also distanced himself from a pledge then narcotics minister Shehryar Afridi took, saying this was not the right thing to do.
The Pakistani Constitution would be followed in negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), according to Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday. After a significant meeting on national security that was presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Sanaullah and Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb gave a press conference. The military leadership briefed the committee during a lengthy session on the [security situation], the interior minister told the media.
On Wednesday, a sessions court in Lahore ordered the registration of a criminal case against Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and top police officials for the authorities' alleged torture of lawyers in the provincial capital on the day of the PTI's Azadi March. The order was issued after a lawyer named Haider Majeed Advocate petitioned the court and accused the police of not registering a case as sought. The court, after hearing arguments, asked the petitioner to approach the relevant SHO with a copy of the court order to proceed with the matter.
On May 6, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced that the government had decided to crack down on people involved in spreading "immoral videos" on social media with an intent to defame individuals. The announcement from the minister came hours after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) released a statement, saying it had taken a notice of "fake videos" spreading on social media. "An investigation has been launched. Strict legal action, in the shape of imprisonment and fines, will be taken against the persons involved in making and spreading these videos. People are advised to stop sharing such content," the FIA said in a tweet.