ICMD, Feb 3, 2019

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Chaudhry Manzoor has claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been given an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) in the cases he is facing, a private TV channel reported on Saturday. “Nawaz Sharif will fly out of the country within this month,” he stated, adding that he had got the relief he was seeking. He claimed to have received the information from an official privy to the development. He went on to claim that Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter will remain silent on the issue.

While responding to the claim, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Muhammad Khan said no one can ‘hijack’ the judiciary in the name of NRO. The Supreme Court and the Sindh High Court will not let NRO take place, he said. “How could Imran Khan backtrack on his vision by giving the NRO. It won’t happen,” he added.