ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday criticised the government, saying it had already given a “Mother of NRO” to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan.
PM Imran Khan said in a formal ceremony that giving NRO to anyone will be equivalent to treason. He said, “Those who are speculating that we will give NRO to anyone should understand that it will be equivalent to treason and disloyalty to the country.”
Responding to the statement, Marriyum claimed, “Allegations had been levelled against her that she acquired foreign assets through Shaukat Khanum Hospital’s charity fund and other illegal means.”
She said the opposition was devising a strategy to hold PM Imran accountable for the Bani Gala encroachment case and helicopter fiasco.
The PML-N spokesperson said that the “selected government” is attacking the parliament within the parliament by intentionally making the Public Accounts Committee controversial.
She said that the premier doesn’t have the authority to give deal to anyone. “He is accountable to the parliament, not the other way around. We are not scared of threats or imitation,” she said.
Also, the former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the “selected prime minister” considers himself as ‘king’ and expresses his displeasure whenever asked about his performance.
Earlier in the day, the premier said, “Those who are speculating that we will give NRO to anyone should understand that it will be equivalent to treason and disloyalty to the country.”
“NRO is forgiving very big suspects. Two NROs destroyed the country and our current circumstances are owing to that,” he said. “One NRO was given by General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to Nawaz Sharif. A case was ready against the Sharif brothers pertaining to the Hudaibiya Paper Mills and Ishaq Dar’s confessional statement regarding how money laundering was done was also present. However, to save his own seat, Musharraf gave Nawaz an NRO and let him leave for Saudi Arabia.”