LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday said the opposition parties just wanted the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) for six people and if they were given the NRO then the opposition would have no problem from the government.
Upon being inquired about names of the six persons, Sheikh Rasheed said four of them were arrested while two others were going to be arrested very soon, which included an aide of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, he said Maulana was caught between a rock and a hard place. Nothing regarding their Azadi March had been finalized, however the last week would be crucial, he said.
“Neither Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shahbaz Sharif, nor former president Asif Zardari have made any final decision regarding the proposed march,” he said.
The minister said PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz was responsible in bringing deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif to the fate he was going through.
He said by Allah’s grace, Imran Khan had saved the country from default by stabilizing the economy. He had made himself recognized internationally, he maintained.
Sheikh Rasheed said the way Imran Khan had fought the case of Kashmir in China, was unmatchable. In a couple of days, he will be leaving for Iran and after that he would head to Saudi Arabia, he added.
He said when the time will come, the armed forces of Pakistan would decide what weapons will be used. He said Pakistan did not want war, “but I stick to my words that if it is imposed, it would be the final war between the neighbouring countries.”
The railways minister said Imran Khan had pushed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quagmire. He requested the PM to inaugurate Nankana Sahib Corridor.
Earlier in a meeting, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed directed concerned officers for elimination of technical obstacles on railway track and redress causes of locomotive failure.
He stated this while presiding over a high level meeting at the Railways Headquarters in Lahore on Saturday.
The meeting was briefed on the punctuality of passenger trains, technical obstacles on the railway track and locomotive failure incidents during one month.
The meeting also reviewed various steps to make loss-incurring trains profitable and reviewed freight revenue in last one last month.