LAHORE PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has accused the National Assembly Standing Committee of bulldozing the democratic traditions by approving the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in its Friday meeting. He was talking to media persons at the residence of former test cricketer Wasim Akram after condoling the death of latters spouse on Saturday. While terming the legislation a conspiracy to malign the Parliament, Nawaz replied to an informally asked question that his party would strongly oppose passage of the NRO in the House. It may be recalled that PML-N members in the National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice had staged protest walk out in the meeting, which approved the draft on the controversial legislation of Musharraf era, with the lead of one vote. Answering another query, he talked about launching a strong protest against the NRO but when he was asked about the nature of the protest, he replied that the final line of action would be chalked out at the Central Executive Council meeting on Tuesday next. He said NRO was aimed at providing benefit to a people from a certain class who must avoid accepting that advantage in the interest of the nation. He repeated the claim that the ordinance would give rise to corruption in the country and his party could not support the move. When asked about his latest meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari, Nawaz said he visited Aiwan-e-Sadr and met President Zardari in the national interest and not to seek any plot or contract. During the meeting they talked about the implementation of the Charter of Democracy, however, he regretted that President Zardari did not discuss the NRO to take him into confidence. He went on to say that the issue might result in rising tensions between the two parties. Criticising the govt policies, Nawaz maintained that the politics of plots and contracts must come to an end. Commenting over his meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Raiwind on Thursday, he claimed that he had expressed all the concerns and reservations of his party over the Kerry Lugar Act without mincing words and wanted America to address them. He, however, said it was heartening that the US had shifted its focus to the people of Pakistan after realising that it was now a changed Pakistan. To a question on situation in Southern Punjab, he said it was for the Punjab government to decide what steps were needed to tackle the issue. Nawaz also visited the houses of PML-N media photographer Zulfiqar Bilti to condole the death of his brother and PTI leader Ahsan Rashid on the death of his mother. He also offered fateha for the departed souls.