ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz has said the opposition, while putting aside the national interest, wanted to get NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) in exchange for its support of legislation related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Addressing a press conference here, he said while opposing the FATF legislation, the opposition did everything to push Pakistan into the black list of FATF.
Pakistan could not afford to get in the black list of FATF, he said adding, “We have to pass these FATF bills to protect Pakistan from financial difficulties and people from the impact of inflation.”
Opposition wanted NRO by changing the law and by interpreting the law in its own favour, he said.
Shibli said it was still hoped that opposition would support the FATF legislation. “I urge members of Parliament to keep in view the interest of the country.”
The opposition parties were raising hue and cry as they wanted that nobody should ask them about their theft, he stressed.
The minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan was constantly in touch with the authorities on the situation in Karachi and would visit the city in the current week.