Lebanon PM regrets seeking NRO for Sharif family from Musharraf: Fawad

Published: February 11, 2019
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Lebanon Premier Saad Al Harriri meeting PM Imran Khan on sidelines of World Government Summit. PHOTO COURTESY: PTI:

Lebanon Premier Saad Al Harriri meeting PM Imran Khan on sidelines of World Government Summit. PHOTO COURTESY: PTI:

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri had regretted playing a role in striking a deal between former premier Nawaz Sharif and ex-president Pervez Musharraf.

While writing on his Twitter handle, Fawad said Prime Minister Imran Khan during his meeting with the Lebanon premier discussed the speculations of any National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)-like deal with Sharif, on which, Harriri said it was his mistake to request the former military ruler to strike a deal with Sharif.

“The Sharif family did not fulfil it’s commitment due to which I faced embarrassment,” the minister said while quoting the Lebanon prime minister.

Earlier in the day, while addressing a news conference Finance Minister Asad Umar also said that the Lebanese PM had acknowledged that helping the Sharif family for securing deal with Musharraf was his mistake.

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Dispelling the rumours regarding any NRO like deal, Umar asserted that the government would not make any compromises.

On Sunday, PM Imran met his Lebanese counterpart on the sidelines of World Government Summit during his day-long visit to Dubai.

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