No one has approached me for NRO directly: PM Imran

The premier insists no compromise is possible on corruption cases, sources quoted the premier as saying

Rizwan Ghilzai June 25, 2019
A file photo of former PM Nawaz Sharif and ex-president Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted on Tuesday that no one has approached him for a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) directly but insisted there will be no compromise on corruption cases, claimed sources.

Speaking during a meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) parliamentary party at the Parliament house in Islamabad, sources claimed the premier said that the opposition could stage protests but the government would respond them only through performance.

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“No one has approached me for an NRO directly but everyone knows that I will not do any compromise on corruption cases,” sources quoted the premier as saying.

“NRO will not be granted, even if the opposition holds an all parties’ conference (APC) or runs a movement against the centre.”

The meeting, attended by the allies of PTI, discussed the overall political situation and the strategy for getting the Finance Bill passed by the National Assembly.

Commenting on the prevailing economic situation in the country PM Imran said as per sources, “The government has determined the economic direction and Pakistan is coming out of the financial crisis.”

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PM Imran also urged the members of the parliament to run an awareness campaign and insist people to come forward and pay their taxes.

“The parliamentarians must inform the nation about the people who pushed Pakistan on the verge of an economic crisis,” he added.

“Approval of the budget is a legal requirement; all the parliamentarians should ensure their presence in the assembly for it.”

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