LAHORE: Rana Sanaullah took oath as Punjab law minister on Friday at the Governor House in Punjab.
Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana administered the oath of office to Rana Sanaullah.
Additionally, Dr Aisha Ghaus Malik also took oath as provincial finance minister.
Rana had previously lost his ministry in the wake of last year’s Model Town tragedy during which at least eleven Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers were killed and over a 100 people injured after clashes with Punjab police.
Last week, a joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the government of Punjab to investigate the Model Town incident had exonerated Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah from charges of ordering or abetting the police action.
According to the report, all JIT members had unanimously declared Shahbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah ‘innocent’ and dismissed allegations levelled against them in the FIR lodged by Minhajul Quran’s director administration as ‘baseless and without any evidence’. Neither the federal government had any role in law and order of the province nor was any evidence found to support the abetment charges.