Thursday , April 9 2020

PM Imran terms opposition walkouts in NA ‘tactic to seek NRO’

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday showed displeasure over frequent walkouts by the opposition parties in the National Assembly (NA) and termed their move ‘a tactic to seek an NRO.

Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter this morning and wrote: “In a Parliament that costs taxpayers billions yearly, yet another walkout in NA by the Opposition shows that this is the only function they intend to perform. These are pressure tactics to seek an NRO & evade accountability for corruption in NAB cases not initiated by PTI.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan

Opposition in the lower house mainly the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), staged a walkout from the National Assembly yesterday (Jan 14) after leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif was done with his speech, where questions over Mohmand Dam bidding contract issued were raised by the government.

As soon as Federal Minister for Water, Faisal Vawda stood up to respond to the criticism of PML-N, the opposition members waked out of the National Assembly floor. Vawda expressed his displeasure on the opposition members for leaving the House without listening to the government’s side.

PTI government has been ;ashing the opposition for showing such irresponsible behaviour and stated that they are indirectly attempting to seek NRO and a way out t evade accountability. However, the opposition parties, Pakistan People’s Party and the PML-N, have rejected the government’s accusation.

Few days back, PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz expressed that the government was giving a wrong impression that we are looking for NRO. ‘Let me clarify that we have no desire for NRO,’ he talked in media.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed also said that  Nawaz Sharif was seeking NRO for his daughter Maryam Nawaz but Zardari was not interested in doing this deal for his son Bilawal.


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