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Shehbaz ‘dying’ for an NRO, Said Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Mian Shehbaz Sharif is “dying” for an NRO.

 

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the minister said that Shehbaz Sharif wants an NRO (a euphemism for relief in accountability cases) and is dying for relief.

 

When asked about why he thinks the PML-N president wants relief, the minister maintained that Shehbaz’s medical report demanded Air Conditioner, bed and other facilities for him in the prison.

 

“If I am to live in such a prison, I will not even try getting bail,” remarked Rasheed.

 

‘Nawaz Sharif made secret calls to India’

About former premier and PML-N supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif, Rasheed once again accused him that he was on foreign agenda and deliberately dropped Mumbai Attacks accused Ajmal Kasab’s address to benefit India.

 

He also accused Nawaz Sharif of making secret telephone calls to India on foreign visits.

 

‘Azam Swati should be lauded not maligned’

About the recent resignations and accusations of corruption against sitting ministers, Sheikh Rasheed said that PTI leaders and ministers “if involved in wrongdoings” should be punished severely as they are in government.

 

About Azam Swati’s resignation, he said that Swati should be lauded not maligned by the media for taking a bold and commendable step.

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