GHOTKI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that the people of Pakistan will not accept another National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
“The entire nation will go to Islamabad and protest till it gets rid of the corrupt leadership if an attempt is made to amend National Accountability Bureau’s laws,” Imran said while addressing a rally in the Ubauro town of Ghotki district.
“Shehbaz Sharif’s should not remain under any delusion that another NRO deal will materialise,” the PTI chief said.
No NRO, Zardari’s attacks only to please someone: Nawaz Sharif
The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz President (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif had earlier dismissed the accusations of a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) [deal] in the works.
Nawaz had said that the previous NROs were undertaken between the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf.
Imran also alleged that the rulers of Sindh have continued to oppress the people of the province for decades.
“I have wanted that the people of Sindh realise that their rulers have been most unfair to them since decades now.”
“People of Sindh are the most oppressed people in Pakistan.”
Imran claimed to have made a lot of efforts to awaken the people of Sindh and thanked God that his efforts had finally borne fruit.
“The people of Sindh have finally woken up and I thank God that they are no more indifferent to the injustices done to them,” the PTI chief said.
He alleged that Nawaz and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari are Pakistan’s corruption mafia.
“Nawaz has laundered Rs300 billion and Zardari is not far behind,” he said. “How can these leaders be sincere with you when their assets are parked outside of the country.”
He requested the people of Sindh to not vote for any leader whose wealth is parked outside of Pakistan, and boycott the rulers who are guilty of corruption.
“Every rupee that I own is in Pakistan, and that is why I am concerned about this country and its development unlike those who have transferred all of their money abroad,” Imran said.
Senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jahangir Tareen addressed the rally earlier in the evening today.
Local party leadership and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid were also in attendance.
Imran has time and again alleged that the Nawaz will pressurise the judiciary and military for another NRO.
“He is desperate for NRO to avoid conviction on money laundering and save his Rs300 billion stashed abroad from being frozen,” Imran tweeted on October 31.
He alleged that Nawaz has no concern how much damage he does to the nation ‘to save his ill-gotten Rs300 billion stashed outside Pakistan’.
Last week, the accountability court hearing corruption references against the Sharif family issued bailable warrants for the former premier in the three references against him as he has lately been a no-show in the proceedings.
Nawaz made his first appearance in court, following his arrival in Pakistan, on Friday. He was accompanied by his daughter Maryam, who is also accused in one of the three references against the family alongside her husband, MNA Capt (retd) Safdar.
The hearing was later adjourned until November 7.
The references against the Sharif family pertain to the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals Establishment, their London properties and over dozen offshore companies owned by the family.