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Saturday Feb 09 2019

PM Imran has given 'Mother of NRO' award to Aleema Khan, says Aurangzeb

The PML-N spokesperson says the government is trying to make the PAC controversial. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb said on Saturday that the entire opposition is not requesting NRO from Prime Minister Imran Khan but in fact, the premier has awarded his sister, Aleema Khan, 'mother of NRO' award.

PM Imran Khan said in a formal ceremony that giving NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) to anyone will be equivalent to treason. “Those who are speculating that we will give NRO to anyone should understand that it will be equivalent to treason and disloyalty to the country.”

“NRO is forgiving very big suspects. Two NROs destroyed the country and our current circumstances are owing to that.”

“One NRO was given by General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to Nawaz Sharif. A case was ready against the Sharif brothers pertaining to the Hudaibiya Paper Mills and Ishaq Dar's confessional statement regarding how money laundering was done was also present. However, to save his own seat, Musharraf gave Nawaz an NRO and let him leave for Saudi Arabia” the premier further stated.

The PML-N spokesperson said that the premier doesn’t have the authority to give deal to anyone, he is accountable to the parliament, not the other way round.

“We are not scared of threats or imitation,” said Aurangzeb.

She said that the selected government is attacking the parliament within the parliament by intentionally making the Public Accounts Committee controversial.

Meanwhile, the former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the ‘selected prime minister’ considers himself as ‘king’ and expresses his displeasure whenever asked about his performance.