PM refuses NRO to opposition once again

By: News Desk      Published: 10:26 PM, 13 Dec, 2020
PM refuses NRO to opposition once again
Prime Minister Imran Khan, accompanied by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, speaks at an event.–File photo

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Lahore meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was another attempt to blackmail him into giving NRO to those who plundered the national resources. 

He however reiterated in a tweet that he would not give NRO to the corrupt lot of the opposition leaders in any case. He criticised the protesting opposition parties for showing least concern for coronavirus safety rules. 

He tweeted, “Pathetic. PDM spent so much money, time, effort & displayed utter callousness by endangering ppl's lives during COVID19 spike - showing the scant regard they have for citizens' safety & well-being. All this just to blackmail me into giving them an NRO to save their looted wealth.”

He also said, “Let me once again reiterate: I will never give an NRO. Whatever future plans of further blackmail PDM may have, my message is categorical: There will never be an NRO from my govt no matter what tactics the looters devise.” 

PDM is an alliance of 11 opposition parties currently trying to topple the federal government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).