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Nawaz Sharif is still in hope of getting NRO says Sheikh Rasheed


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Sep, 2020. 02:49 pm
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Sheikh Rasheed

Federal Minister of Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has termed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif a coward who is still in hope of NRO.

Addressing media on Thursday, Federal Minister of Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said Nawaz Sharif does not have guts to come back home and surrender. He is still hoping to get NRO.

He predicted that the All Parties Conference of the opposition does not stand any chance against the government. Sheikh Rasheed said that the opposition can not make any major decision. The opposition cannot do anything but to stage a protest or organize a political rally.

Commenting on the bills related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF); the Railways Minister said that;

“The money laundering bill was very sensitive, the opposition opposed it.”

He said that “no law was trampled in assembly.”

“The federal minister said that the government did not bargain or surrender on the money laundering bill, the government did not show leniency in NAB cases.”

While commenting on the performance of Pakistan Railways; the Federal Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that “Steps are being taken to improve the railways.”

“I want to give a place to a private partner. Private partners work better than government people,” said Rasheed.

FATF Related Bills Passed

It is pertinent to mention that a joint sitting of parliament on Wednesday approved Bills to meet the FATF’s requirements to remove the country from the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list.

The bills introduced by Babar Awan, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs, include the Capital Islamabad Waqf Property Bill, 2020 and the Anti-Money Laundering Amendment Bill, 2020.

The Capital Islamabad Waqf Property Bill aims to monitor the proper management of waqf properties within the territorial limits of Islamabad.

The purpose of the Anti-Money Laundering Amendment Bill 2020 is to bring the existing anti-money laundering law into the national mainstream in accordance with international standards under the Financial Action Task Force.

According to the bill, mosques and Imambargahs in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) must be registered before dedicating land, while madrassas and other welfare projects must be registered before dedicating land.

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