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No NRO, but option of plea bargain available: PM Imran

No NRO, but option of plea bargain available: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said no NRO will be given to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari however, an option of a plea bargain is available.

In an interview with a private channel on Monday night, PM Imran said, “Those in prisons should know by know by now that foreign countries cannot do anything. They should know there is no pressure on the country from any foreign country for them to be sent abroad.”

“They need to return the country’s money first then they can go anywhere they want,” the prime minister said.

PM Imran further said, “If Nawaz wants to go abroad for his medical treatment then he should return the looted money first and if Asif Ali Zardari has such an issue he should return the money.”

PM Imran added, “Money launderers are being kept as VIPs. I have asked the law ministry to shift them to a jail where regular prisoners are kept.”

Nawaz is imprisoned in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail after an accountability court handed him a seven-year jail term in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference, while former president Zardari is in National Accountability Bureau’s custody in a case related to money laundering.