ISLAMABAD: In a late-night development, a group of journalists were invited to the Prime Minister’s House at short notice.
Having gathered there at about ten on Sunday night, they were told that a list of NRO beneficiaries would be released. However, an hour later they were informed that the list would not be released.
Sources in the Prime Minister’s House revealed that the government was likely to take the difficult but pragmatic decision of shedding the NRO beneficiaries working in different positions.
According to the sources, the law ministry had sent a list of around 70 NRO beneficiaries, including cabinet ministers, bureaucrats and a couple of ambassadors, to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
They also claimed that before the court resumed on Monday morning, a summary dismissing these people would be signed by the prime minister and presented to Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.