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Fawad urges Opp to ‘avoid seeking NRO’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday urged the Opposition to avoid seeking an NRO [National Reconciliation Ordinance] and discuss important legislative matters.

“There are a number of bills which need to be discussed but the opposition parties only speak of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB),” he said while speaking to a private news channel.

The minister said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) did not want to discuss Zardari, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was expecting from the incumbent government to avoid speaking of Nawaz’s corruption.

He also reiterated that the cases against leaders of both the PPP and PML-N had been registered during the tenures of the previous governments.

To a question, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had demanded of the Sindh government to seek resignation from Murad Ali Shah and appoint Nasir Hussain Shah or someone else to look into Sindh’s affairs.

The information minister said Murad Ali Shah had been serving as minister of finance for Sindh for about eleven years but could not justify funds worth billions of rupees.

To another question, he said PTI had accepted the candidate of PML-N for PAC chairmanship but providing relief to the leaders of PPP and PML-N in corruption cases was not an option.