'Bajwa Granted An NRO To Zardari To Dismantle PDM'

'Bajwa Granted An NRO To Zardari To Dismantle PDM'
Former Chief of Army Staff Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa granted PPP co-chair Asif Ali Zardari an NRO-II, allowing the cases against him in Islamabad to move to Karachi, which followed the split of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance, says Javed Chaudhry.

The columnist writes that being fearful of the alliance, former premier Imran Khan had suggested, during a meeting held at the PM's House, to dismantle the alliance comprising a 'bunch of thieves'.

Those who attended the high-level meeting included ex-ISI chief, Lt. Gen. (retd) Faiz Hameed, he added.

To the suggestion, Hameed suggested the PDM's cases t be moved to Karachi, and this got Imran's nod.

The journalist added that Asif Ali Zardari then got the NRO and the PPP parted its ways with the alliance April 13, 2022.

A report a day earlier (Dec 29) said PTI leader Jahangir Tareen was disqualified to save party's chairman from a disqualification.

Imran was removed from his post as the premier after a vote of no confidence by the Parliament in April this year.