LAHORE: Despite Prime Minister Imran Khan denying any concession under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed hinted on Saturday that a deal is in the works for incarcerated politicians.
“Has anyone heard since the last two months that Nawaz Sharif is unwell or he wants to go abroad?” the minister asked while addressing a press conference.
He said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif makes matters worse by being obstinate while his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif is flexible.
Rasheed said that Shehbaz Sharif is willing to have talks.
He further said that those ‘making calls from London’ can be brought here as well, adding that the matter is in discussion.
Apparently mocking Pakistan People’s Party leader Asif Ali Zardari, the federal minister said that talks are also being held with the former president and his aides are returning money.
Speaking about the Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl’s proposed ‘Azadi March’ in Islamabad, Rasheed said that PPP had refused to participate and he hoped that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) too would pull out.
He alleged that Fazlur Rehman was gathering people on the Namoos-e-Risalat (sanctity of Holy Prophet) issue. He said that he also supported the Namoos-e-Risalat (PBUH).
“Fazlur Rehman never went to any jail for protecting Namoos-e-Risalat (PBUH), but I remained in prison for the cause and it was me who fought for Namoos-e-Risalat (PBUH) in the assembly,” he added.