Prime Minister Imran Khan says won’t give NRO until he is alive
NANKANA SAHIB (92 News) – Responding to the IHC hearings in which the bench had asked government representatives to take responsibility for former premier Nawaz Sharif’s health, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said that he could not give a guarantee about anyone’s life.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib, the prime minister has once again reassured his commitment that he will not give National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to anyone until he is alive.
“Pakistan is indebted because of two NROs that were given in the past. “I will not grant NRO to anyone until I am alive,” he added.
Why marchers coming to Islamabad for my resignation?
Referring on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) anti-government Azadi March, PM Khan said that the opposition parties are afraid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) spectacular performance and asked, “Why marchers are coming to federal capital for my resignation?”
March organized to stop development process
PM Khan has regretted the purpose of protest March is to create hindrance in the implementation of government’s policies which have started delivering positive results. He said the organizers of March are scared of the successes of the government on the economic front.
Imran Khan also termed protest March as a blackmailing tactic. He also mentioned that no NRO will be given to the corrupt elements no matter they hold the march or resort to any other blackmailing.
World Bank, ADB acknowledges reforms agenda of govt
The prime minister said the first year was difficult for the PTI government but now the country is rapidly moving forward as a result of our policies. He said that world institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank are acknowledging the reforms agenda of the govenrment and the economic stability achieved by the country.
He said our efforts for ease of doing business have also been acknowledged by the World Bank which has put Pakistan the top performer in the sub-continent and on the sixth position in the world. He said the world is now expressing interest to invest in Pakistan due to steps taken by the government for ease of doing business.
Traders agreed to fixed tax
He expressed satisfaction that the traders have agreed to the fixed tax and talks on the matter are being held with them. The Prime Minister said the inflation rate in the first year of PTI government was less than when compared with the first years of both the PPP and the PML-N regimes.
Mainstream religious seminaries
The prime minister also expressed the commitment to mainstream the religious seminaries and equip their students with the contemporary education.
Abhorring the class based education system, he said a single uniform system and curricula will be introduced to promote harmony and unity in the country.
Top priority to promote education sector
Imran Khan says incumbent government gives top priority to promote education sector. He said laying foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib is apt tribute on occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Prime Minister said members of Sikh community will be able to get education at this university.
Nation is lagging behind education
“The nation is lagging behind education and that Auqaf department’s land will be utilized to build universities and other educational institutions,” the premier said.
No one can give guarantee of any human being’s death
Commenting about the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, he said, “Today I read a news that the court has asked the federal and provincial governments whether they can guarantee Nawaz Sharif’s life by tomorrow.”
He said that the ministers are trying hard to provide opportunities for businesses in the country whereas the traders are also ready to pay fix tax amount to boost the economy.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University at Nankana Sahib today. On the occasion, the Prime Minister was briefed about the University project.