Nawaz still waiting for ‘NRO’ to save him, claims Rasheed


LAHORE: Awami Muslim League (AML) Chairman Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif tried to get an ‘NRO’ on March 23 but failed to do so.

Sheikh Rasheed was referring to the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) initiated by the former military chief and president Pervez Musharraf to bring back the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders to the country by ending the corruption cases against them.

Speaking at the launch of former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat’s book, Rasheed said that everyone in Pakistan practices the politics of power. He added that Nawaz has been trying to get his hands on an NRO to have all the cases and investigations against him wound up, however, he has failed to get his hands on any deal as yet.

The AML chief also said that during the Kalashnikov case, none of the other MNAs sided with him. He also added that the day the Sharif family starts speaking the truth will be their last day in politics.

He further added that in Pakistan’s political landscape, the conclusion of cases takes so long that an entire generation comes of age before any meaningful result.