Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday categorically dispelled rumors of another NRO, while calling for negotiations to solve the political disputes.

He was talking to media outside Adiala Jail. “Neither anyone yearns for an NRO nor is anyone willing to give one,” Sharif said while talking to the reporters. Shehbaz demanded to constitute parliamentary commission to probe ‘massive and worst’ rigging in General Elections 2018. He said that the [would-be] parliamentary commission will be handed over the task to probe factors behind RTS closure.

“The opposition demands formation of a parliamentary commission. We have the right to raise our voices against rigging in elections,” he said, adding that it should compromise of members from all parliamentary parties.

“Nation has thoroughly rejected these rigged polls, while the opposition parties staged peaceful protest outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) headquarters,” stated Shehbaz.

“We will all celebrate Independence Day on August 14 but my question is, could we celebrate the free and fair elections? The answer is no,” Shehbaz said, referring to Maulana Fazlur Rehman's statement.

Shehbaz warned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that they would take oath in the parliament only to lodge strong protest against rigging in National Assembly (NA).

“We will not enter lower house of the parliament to felicitate [PTI] on election victory, rather a thorough probe into the massive rigging in elections will be our first prime demand,” stated Sharif.

On Nawaz Sharif, he said that the party supremo does not desire chaos in the country. “It is Nawaz Sharif’s legitimate right to lodge appeal against the verdict in Avenfield reference,” asserted Sharif.

Sharif claimed that ‘bad weather’ barred him from attending Grand Alliance protest in Islamabad. Sharif also took a jibe at PTI’s Jehangir Tareen over alleged horse-trading.