Won’t give NRO come hell or high water, says PM Imran as Azadi March continues


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday lashed out at his political opponents who have gathered in Islamabad with their  thousands of supporters as part of their Azadi March led by Maulana Fazlur Rehman

"I will not give them NRO, come hell or high water,” said the prime minister while addressing a gathering in Gilgit-Baltistan

The prime minister, who had set up a seven-member  government committee to hold talks with opposition ahead of the march,  targeted    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Mehmood Khan Achakzai in his speech at a gathering

He said the PMLN and PPP know nothing about Azadi March and Maulana Fazlur Rehman would  offer  only one justification that the march is against Jews

He said Jews don’t need to hatch conspiracies in the presence of Maulana Fazlur Rehman

"And somebody Mehmood Khan Achakzai what is he doing in Azadi March,” he said of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PPP)

Without naming anyone, he said two sons of  a former prime minister were involved in corruption of billion of rupees

"And when  they are questioned about their corruption, they say they are not Pakistani citizens,” said the prime minister

 The prime minister said they have failed to show even a single piece of paper  to prove their innocence

"And the flat which I had bought abroad, the Supreme Court  held me accountable for 10 months”

The prime minister said he has waged a struggle for 22  years but his opponents think he could be pressured into giving NRO, an acronym for National Reconciliation Ordinance and a term which he often uses to refer to political  compromises

"I will send you to jails ,” he said  , adding that his opponents  steal the money and park in foreign banks