Opposition demanded ’34-page NRO’, says PM Imran Khan

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PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the Opposition had demanded a “34-page NRO” when he offered to engage in dialogue.

The premier made the statement while talking to reports during his day-long Peshawar visit. “I would never bow down under any circumstances,” he asserted.

“The cases against the Opposition were not filed during our government [but] were registered in the past,” he said, adding that there was no threat to the PTI regime from them.

The premier underlined that everyone was aware of what he was doing the day the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) eld their much-anticipated rally in Lahore. “There is no pressure on me,” he said.

“The Opposition has been holding large rallies,” he noted, referring to the PDM’s jalsas in Peshawar, Karachi, Quetta, Lahore, Gujranwala, and Multan.

“If I want, I can still hold a rally bigger than Opposition’s,” the PM added.

Earlier in the day, PM Imran Khan said the PTI-led government has approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan to hold the upcoming Senate elections via a “show of hands”.

Speaking to reporters here in Peshawar, PM Imran Khan said elections for the Upper House would be held earlier than planned and that he had been given a detailed briefing on the matter by Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan.

“Horse trading is easier for the government in Senate elections,” he said, adding that the PTI, however, believes in transparent elections and had expelled 20 MPAs from the party.

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