Originally Posted by iioal malik
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided not to take the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to the parliament.
According to DawnNews TV, the decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the PPP held at the President House late on Monday evening. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani chaired the meeting which was also attended by Rehman Malik, Raza Rabbani and Khursheed Shah.
The meeting took stock of the delicate political situation that had emerged after the scathing criticism of the NRO by the media and the opposition parties, including the PML-N and PML-Q.
It also took into consideration the MQM announcement to vote against the NRO, and the reluctance of the two coalition partners, the ANP and the JUI-F, to openly support the ordinance.
Presidential spokesperson Farhat Ullah Babar said that the meeting endorsed the position taken by the prime minister on the floor of the House on Monday, and decided not to take the NRO to the parliament.
He said that prior to the high level meeting, the President and the Prime Minister also consulted the coalition partners.
MQM clarifies position
According to the APP, an MQM delegation led by Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and MQM Parliamentary leader Dr Farooq Sattar called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani
here at his Parliament House Chamber on Monday evening and discussed the latest political situation in the country.
The delegation clarified its position regarding its alleged demand for the resignation of President Zardari. They informed the prime minister that the MQM chief Altaf Hussain had not issued any such statement.
Minister for Ports and Shipping, Babar Khan Ghori and MNA, Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi were also part of the MQM delegation.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Babar Awan, Minister for Petroleum, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Labour and Manpower, Syed Khursheed Shah and Senator Raza Rabbani were also present in the meeting.
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Now this is completly insane, I was jumping up and down thinking that now NA will kick out Zaradri BUT .......
Geo & Dr. Shahid Masood better have a recorded source. This will be a serious blow to Geo's reputation
It will be inetresting to see the value of teh Parliamentary committee's approval of the NRO.