Not easy to bring Nawaz Sharif back, admits Sheikh Rashid

Rana Sana says Imran doesn’t have authority to grant NRO: Marriyum says Sharif left country legally 

By: News Desk      Published: 04:08 PM, 22 Aug, 2020
Not easy to bring Nawaz Sharif back, admits Sheikh Rashid

In complete contrast to what the top government members have been claiming during the last 24 hours, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid on Saturday said it was difficult to bring PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif back to the country.

“We haven’t been able to bring back Ishaq Dar and Salman Shehbaz. How can we bring back Nawaz Sharif,” Sheikh told media persons in Lahore.

Repeating his much repeated stance, the railways minister remarked that Prime Minister Imran Khan could do anything but he won’t give NRO to anyone. Imran was regretting that Nawaz was able to go abroad, he added.

Sheikh also opined that the proposed APC could backfire for the opposition and the dead opposition wasn’t in position to harm Imran.

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman would not get what wants from the PPP and the PML-N, said the federal minister.

He also told that the cases against Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz were serious. Every stone thrown during the clash outside the NAB office in Lahore hit the politics of Shehbaz, the minister remarked while commenting on Maryam Nawaz.

Reacting to the latest assertions made by Sheikh, PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah said Shehbaz, Maryam and APC had occupied the minister’s thoughts.

Maryam’s appearance before the NAB has hit the politics of Sheikh and Imran hard, he remarked. The APC had not been held yet but Sheikh was already feeling a shiver down his spine, said Rana Sana.

Sheikh had been changing political parties all his life while getting NRO and he should know that Imran didn’t have the authority to grant NRO, he said.

On the other hand, PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, reacting to the statements of government members, said Imran could not befool the people through his no NRO mantra.

“His politics starts with Nawaz Sharif and ends with the name of Nawaz Sharif because the performance is zero and corruption is historic,” she said. 

Marriyum also recalled that the PML-N supremo had flown abroad legally for treatment at the request of Punjab government.

Meanwhile, sources say the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is moving ahead with a plan to pursue the cases against the Sharif swiftly and ensure the return of Nawaz.

This reports came as the ruling party members in their latest statements said that the government would use all legal options to bring Nawaz back from the United Kingdom.