LAHORE - President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that elements responsible for the passage of NRO will be held equally responsible for the crimes for whose protection this law is being enacted. Shahbaz Sharif said that success of NRO would be the defeat of Pakistani nation. While issuing a policy statement regarding NRO, Saturday, Shahbaz Sharif said that passage of the bill by the Parliament would be tantamount to murdering established political, legal and democratic norms. He was sure that no conscientious parliamentarian would participate in the process to disgrace the Parliament. Shahbaz Sharif further said that the Parliament-related illegal decision of Justice Munir was still considered a black chapter in the political history of Pakistan. Similarly, any such illegal, immoral and undemocratic decision by the Parliament itself will be remembered in the worst possible words and Pakistani nation will never forgive the supporters of NRO, he further said. The Chief Minister announced that the PML-N had also decided to mobilize public opinion against NRO. Shahbaz Sharif further said that approval of NRO by the Parliament would be an insult to the sacrifices of Pakistani people, media, civil society and political workers, which they had made for the supremacy of justice, defeat of dictatorship and restoration of judiciary. He said that passage of NRO would prove a fatal blow to inherent relation of law and justice for which our present and future generations will have to pay a heavy cost. The Chief Minister said that NRO was a document which devoid of moral, legal and political justification and has been rejected by Pakistani masses from the very beginning. That is why, even traditional allies of the government are reluctant to ratify it, he said. Sharif said that being a supreme forum for safeguarding public aspirations, how Parliament could become a party in the implementation of such a discriminatory law, which has been made for some particular people in violation of the Constitution. The Chief Minister said that issue of NRO was a test for Parliament and he saw no reason why the Parliament should fail in this test merely for the success of a particular group of ruling elite by passing the controversial NRO. Similarly, by giving protection to the ordinance promulgated by a dictator, why Parliament should put a big question mark on its democratic role, he questioned. Shahbaz Sharif said in the present scenario when there was a need of complete political harmony and unity, the issue of approval of NRO could become a cause of widening political divide in the country. He said that presently the best strategy for the leadership of PPP was that instead of taking advantage of so-called number game, it should move to the court. After setting up of an independent judiciary in the country now there is no reason that they show lack of confidence in judiciary. He said that time had come that politicians should prove through their deeds that they wanted to strengthen higher political, moral and democratic values in the national politics.