ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected all reports about striking a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) style deal with the opposition and said the government is not part of any such underhand dealing.
“All these news are baseless; there is not going to be any deal [with the beleaguered opposition],” sources quoted the prime minister as saying while chairing a meeting of the allied parties.
The meeting discussed the political situation in the wake of arrest of the ruling party member and Punjab former senior minister Aleem Khan by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
It also took a stock of the opposition’s criticism and the prime minister called for presenting the government’s standpoint to the people in a positive manner.
Ruling party members including the PM have often accused the top leaders of the main opposition parties – the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) – of using pressure tactics to get an NRO to escape the ongoing graft cases lodged against them.