Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the sons of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had approached two countries with a request to intervene and facilitate their father, who is currently incarcerated after being found guilty in a corruption case.
The prime minister, along with Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Sheikh and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi, revealed, these countries, however, refused to interfere.
He said the government won’t strike a deal with the opposition by giving them an NRO [National Reconciliation Ordinance] like they got in the past during former president Pervez Musharraf’s tenure.
Imran said the opposition leader arrested in graft charges can avail a plea bargain, which is the only way they can get off the hook.
“A Plea bargain can be allowed and no foreign country can do anything in this regard. They [Sharif and Zardari] will have to pay the money,” he said.
“Give the money and go out of the country,” he said, adding that Nawaz Sharif wants to seek treatment from a foreign country and he will be allowed to do so, but after he settles with the government.
He added that Asif Zardari is “facing difficulties; he will also be let go if he pays the money”.