* MQM, ANP, PML-F refuse to support NRO
* Allies ask PPP to tap other means to deal with situation emanating from NRO’s withdrawal.


The government on Monday decided against tabling the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance in parliament for approval.

In a statement issued by the Presidency after a high-level meeting of the ruling alliance, President’s Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said, “The meeting endorsed the position taken by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the floor of the House on Monday and decided not to take the NRO to parliament.”