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Is the PML-N demanding NRO?

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The ousted Prime Minster Mr. Nawaz Sharif has asked the government to reveal the names of those demanding National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). Mr. Sharif was speaking to media persons before the accountability court when he maintained that “no member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has contacted the government seeking an NRO and they should reveal their names of those who did.”

It is important to mention here that recently Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed that he was approached by Sharifs to sign a deal to give them some relief. The proposal, according to Mr. Khan, was rejected by him. Interestingly, Prime Minister Imran Khan made it clear during his maiden speech to the nation that whenever powerful and corrupt people will be brought before the law there will be a propaganda against the government.

Experts suggest PM Khan to never compromise on rule of law if he is determined to alter the course of history in Pakistan.

A narrative will also be established as if the democracy was under threat, he added. Similar observations have been made by the information minister on Tuesday. He maintained that the government is facing and will face more challenges by the political opponents for allowing NAB to independently conduct inquiries into financial matters of those who have been holding the public offices.

Read more: Is another NRO around the corner?

PM Khan repeated his stance in his address to the nation on October 24th, saying that the corrupt leaders in the country are seeking for an NRO which is only a daydream. “I want to give them a message: ‘open your ears and hear this: you can come out on the streets. We will give you containers and give you food. You can do whatever you want in the assemblies… [But] no one will get an NRO’.” Like Mr.

Asif Ali Zardari, PPP co-chairman,  is indirectly threatening the government of a tough and more aggressive opposition if it does not offer an NRO or a deal to the corrupt politicians in the country. Since the NAB is working independently, it is threatening the system developed by such ‘criminals’. The government has, on the other hand, made it clear that there is zero tolerance on the matters related to corruption and misuse of authority.

The political opponents for allowing NAB to independently conduct inquiries into financial matters of those who have been holding the public offices.

Moreover, ousted PM repeated his concerns on the arrest of his younger brother Mr. Shehbaz Sharif. He said that his brother did the best and upgraded not only the lives of the people of Punjab but also the whole nation. His undue arrest, maintained elder Sharif, is not only illegal but also highly condemnable.  It is worth mentioning here that the PML-N president was arrested by NAB in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case and was produced before accountability court Judge Najmul Hasan.

Read more: “No NRO for anybody,” PM Khan clarifies

It is also important to consider that the opposition parties are making all efforts to jointly oppose the sitting government in order to get a deal of their own choice. PM Khan is confident and unshakable so far but some of the decisions taken by the PTI government may cause great damage to the government and the legitimacy it enjoys. Experts suggest PM Khan to never compromise on rule of law if he is determined to alter the course of history in Pakistan.


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