Shehbaz terms PM's 'opposition pressure tactic' remark as 'baseless'

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ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif termed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comment regarding opposition walkout in the National Assembly as “baseless”.

Shehbaz was questioned by journalists as he arrived at the Parliament House. When asked about PM Imran’s statement that the NA walkout by the opposition was a “pressure tactic to seek a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)”, Shehbaz said, “This allegation is so baseless that it is not even appropriate for me to respond.”

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader further said that the media will be apprised regarding the topics discussed during his meeting with opposition leaders.

Earlier today, the premier tweeted saying, “In a Parliament that costs taxpayers billions yearly, yet another walkout in NA by the Opposition shows that this is the only function they intend to perform. These are pressure tactics to seek an NRO and evade accountability for corruption in NAB cases not initiated by PTI.”

The premier further said, “Does democracy mean immunity from corruption of democratically elected political leaders? It seems for them being elected is a license to plunder the country.”

During a session of the NA, the opposition walked out of the House as opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif demanded that there be a rebidding for the contracts of the Mohmand dam as the entire procedure seemed questionable.