Nawaz Sharif denies reconciliation bid with PTI govt

12:07 PM | 29 Oct, 2018
Nawaz Sharif denies reconciliation bid with PTI govt
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ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif finally spoke up on the issue of reconciliation with the incumbent regime, denying that he was seeking any sort of NRO with the Imran-Khan led government.

In a brief interaction with newsmen outside the accountability court in Islamabad, the supreme leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz wondered who was seeking NRO?.

'None of us is seeking NRO,' clarified the former premier.

The elder Sharif asked the ruling party to show some guts and reveal the individuals who were trying to secure NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance)- a phrase used in Pakistan to imply clandestine deal with the government.

On the arrest of his younger brother, the former lawmaker expressed that Shehbaz Sharif strove hard for the betterment of the public.

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'Shehbaz Sharif was summoned in the Saaf Paani case and was arrested in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal case,' observed Nawaz Sharif and asked, can someone tell why is this being done.

Regarding the issue of Opposition's All Parties' conference, the former legislator expressed that he could not share the details of his meeting with JUI-F chief, Maulana Fazl ur Rehman.

Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified in the Panama Papers case, regretted that he was not able to take care of ailing Kulsoom Nawaz while she was battling cancer.

He expressed that due to the circumstances, he was not able to focus more on politics for the time being.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif appeared before the accountability court judge, Arshad Malik in the Flagship reference where cross-examination of Wajid Zia continued.