PM will not give NRO to opposition: Fawad Chaudhry

November 18, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the opposition wishes to receive the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) but Prime Minister Imran Khan will never give it to them.

Speaking to private TV channel he said, A culture of sweeping everything under the carpet has emerged. To prolong your authority, one should not shield corruption.

Pointing towards the opposition, the information minister said, The current government has not even appointed a single sweeper in the National Accountability Bureau.

Chaudhry continued, We will keep the Supreme Court informed of the government’s investigation into the fake bank accounts case. Asif Ali Zardari should leave his palace and find out how unpopular he is among the public.

On the subject of the political alliance with Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and the Punjab chief minister, Chaudhry stated, We will side with Usman Buzdar if Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Buzdar come face to face.

When asked about the recent wave of protests in the country that paralysed the public for three days in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, the federal minister said, “We came to an agreement with the rioters to maintain peace in the country. Give and take is part of that.”

Asia Bibi is in Pakistan and we stand with the Supreme Court’s decision. It is fortunate all the departments of the state are united on this decision.

He announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will take the nation into confidence on November 29 over the government’s 100-day progress.

Till we find good officers, transfers will keep happening and removing ministers who are lacking in their performance is the premier’s lawful right, Chaudhry said. Meanwhile, Former president Asif Ali Zardari’s spokesperson here on Sunday commented on Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s statement and said he should worry about his leader Imran Khan.

Speaking to private TV channel he had said that “Zardari should leave his palace and find out how unpopular he is among the public.”

Amir Fida Paracha, the spokesperson for the PPP co-chairman, said, “Anti-democratic elements do not like Asif Ali Zardari.”

Imran Khan not only takes U-turns but him also changes colours like a chameleon. The government’s 100-days are based on 100 lies, he added.

The spokesperson further said, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan has been served a No Objection Certificate for hiding corruption. Agencies