LAHORE - PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has asked the Parliament not to approve the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) as its endorsement would not only be a stigma to the Parliament but its Members as well. Talking to media men at the residence of former MPA Suhail Zia Butt on Saturday, Nawaz said NRO was a major test of the Parliament and he would urge the Parliamentarians and the government not to get it through as it would not only be a stigma to the forum but to its members also for legitimising corruption in the country through legislation. He also asked the government not to put the parliamentarians in a test by presenting the Ordinance before the House. Nawaz also opposed the Unite State assistance through the Kerry-Lugar Bill and called for making the country self-sufficient and independent. He said economic independence was a must for the country and the people were fully capable of making Pakistan a developed nation. He said, We must break the beggars bowl and commit to make the country economically independent. He opined that Pakistanis were contributing to the economic growth of other countries and they had full potential to make their own nation prosperous provided the nation show determination and will. He said Pervez Musharraf went around the world, carrying beggars bowl, but failed in even generating power according to the domestic needs. He remarked, He who gives aid, also dictates his own terms. He said after the nuclear tests during his government, he had committed not to accept aid but to enable the nation stand on its feet so that it could live with honour and dignity. Claiming the Pakistan was passing through a downhill path, Nawaz proposed cut in govt expenditure and honest and full payment of taxes as major means to boost national economy. He said, China secured independence after Pakistan but unlike us, it is a lender today because of a developed economy as the Chinese had chosen not to rely on foreign aid. On the occasion condoled, he condoled with Suhail Zia Butt the death of his father and prayed may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace.