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No NRO for the Corrupt Until I am Alive: PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his resolve to conclude the accountability process and ensure that no one is given an NRO until he is alive.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Monday, reiterated that no one will get an NRO “until he is alive”. The Premier said that this message echoed in his first address upon assuming the Prime Ministerial Office, and his resolve hasn’t wavered.

Addressing the foundation laying ceremony of the Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib, the Premier dubbed the opposition’s Azadi March as a bid to “blackmail” the incumbent government. He said, “I had made it clear in my speech upon assuming the Prime Minister’s office that all the corrupt elements across the country will unit, and this march is the exact manifestation of that.”

Corrupt Responsible for Economic Turmoil

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that that the politicans who are now seen participating in the Azadi March are the culprits responsible for drowning the country in debt during the past decade. He said that these corrupt leaders left the country facing the worst fiscal debt and current account deficit crisis.

The Premier said that the individuals responsible for the economic turmoil faced by Pakistan today are the ones who have been blaming the incumbent government of failing since it assumed power. He added that the corrupt leaders are not fearful of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government’s failure, but in fact, they are afraid of the success of the government’s efforts towards economic revival, corruption eradication and maintenance of law and order.

Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his commitment to eliminate the scourge of corruption, and his unwavering resolve to punish the culprits. He said, “No one will be given NRO until I am alive.”

Read more: No NRO for Corrupt at any cost: Imran Khan stands firm for Pakistan

Talking about the declining health of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Premier said that the incumbent government has made sure that the PML-N supremo is provided with the best possible medical care and doctors.

Imran Khan added that a team led by the CEO of Shaukat Khanum hospital, accompanied by other top doctors of Pakistan, has been dispatched to treat Nawaz Sharif. Responding to the Islamabad High Court’s reassurances for Nawaz Sharif’s life, the Premier said, “All human beings can do is try, we cannot give assurances for our own lives, let alone the life of someone else’s.”

Baba Guru Nanak University

Laying the foundation stone for the Baba Guru Nanak University, the Prime Minister said that this educational initiative is a fitting tribute to honor the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He said, “This educational institute will offer great benefits to members of the Sikh community.”


Addressing the people gathered at the ceremony, the Premier stressed upon the need to reform the education system across the country. He said that the Baba Guru Nanak University will offer education of modern sciences to the Sikh community. He stressed upon the need to transform Pakistan into a knowledge-driven economy by educating the people.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister commended that the Premier has fulfilled yet another promise made to the Sikh community.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also fulfilled his promise of making the Kartarpur Corridor functional for Indian Sikh pilgrims before the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their faith, Baba Guru Nanak. As per the agreement between India and Pakistan, signed on October 24, the Indian Sikh pilgrims will enjoy visa-free access to the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.

Read more: Pakistan & India Sign the Kartarpur Agreement at Zero Line, Narowal

The 6km Kartarpur Corridor will connect the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in the Indian side of Punjab. The Prime Minister will formally inaugurate the Corridor on November 9.