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No NRO come what may: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday giving an NRO to the opposition would amount to treachery with Pakistan.

In a Facebook post, he said: “Unless they are held accountable, the country could not be put on track of progress.”

“They just want to hear three words ‘NRO’ from me, which I will not utter as it will amount to treachery with the country,” he added.

Earlier, on Oct 2, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee had decided not to accept any unconstitutional demand of the JUI-F, including the prime minister’s resignation.

The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Khan, discussed the political situation in the wake of JUI-F’s Azadi March in the federal capital. It strongly condemned statements against institutions by Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and decided not to tolerate such language of the opposition leaders. “Pakistan’s image is improving due to sacrifices of the institutions and people of the country.”

On Friday, the Prime Minister in an indirect message to the opposition-led Azadi March protesters, said that he will even send food and other supplies to the participants, but will not grant any concession under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). “I can completely understand what the nation is going through. They (opposition) have become billionaires, they have foreign properties,” the premier had said.

“If Zardari and Sharif family bring half of their looted wealth in the country dollar will come down against rupee,” he added.  The meeting also decided against holding fresh general elections in the country and finalised a strategy to deal with the Azadi marchers.

The huddle also condemned the foul language used against the elected prime minister of the country and termed it ‘disgraceful’.

The meeting decided that the government has no issue how long the marchers stay in Islamabad, but the law will take its course of action, in case of any violation of the pact signed between opposition’s Rehbar committee and the government. The initiatives of Premier Imran Khan were also lauded in the meeting for improving Pakistan’s image globally.–Agencies

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