- PM Imran Khan says authorities is paying “full attention to the socio-economic development of Balochistan”
- Says the issue of sectarianism began within the Nineteen Eighties however it’s presently fuelled by India to create unrest in Pakistan
- Speaks in regards to the “corruption” of earlier authorities; vows to not give NRO to “corrupt elements”
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday stated that Balochistan was “never given importance by the past governments because the entire province’s vote bank is equal to that of Faisalabad”.
“Our federal governments did not pay attention to Balochistan because the total vote bank of the province is equal to that of Faisalabad division,” he stated. “Whichever government came into power, tribal leaders formed an alliance with them.”
The prime minister stated that his authorities, nevertheless, is paying “full attention to the socio-economic development of Balochistan”.
The premier was addressing a gathering comprising younger social media influencers from all around the nation. Throughout the assembly, the prime minister talked about a number of points, together with the Opposition and efficiency of the earlier governments. He additionally listened to the feedback of the influencers and answered a number of questions.
The premier went on to say that the event funds allotted to Balochistan instantly went to the tribal leaders, who continued to build up wealth and energy however the lots remained poor and disadvantaged.
“The PTI-led government is the first one in history which is working towards the socio-economic development of Balochistan and paying full attention to it,” PM Imran Khan claimed. “We are employing efforts to develop South Balochistan through different packages, but we are still short of funds.”
Answering a query in regards to the unrest in Balochistan and a sure narrative that individuals have developed in regards to the province, PM Imran Khan stated that the PTI-led authorities will do no matter it might to enhance the state of affairs there.
“The sectarianism and the targeted killing of Hazaras started in the 1980s with the arrival of the Afghan Jihad. This was the time when we saw the rise of militant sectarianism for the first time,” PM Imran Khan stated.
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He added it was unlucky that many militant teams shaped when the US left Afghanistan in 1989 they usually wreaked havoc in Pakistan, significantly concentrating on the Hazara Shia group.
“Our security agencies opine that the recent killings of the Hazara community in Balochistan, which is claimed by ISIS, is backed by India,” he maintained. “It is India’s stated aim to spread terrorism in Pakistan, especially through sectarianism.”
The premier stated that regardless of having the data about India’s plan and the diligent work of the Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI), the terrorists focused a distant location in Balochistan.
‘Pakistan faces issues immediately on account of earlier corrupt govts’
Shedding gentle on the efficiency of earlier governments and the present-day Opposition events, PM Imran Khan stated that political leaders awarded the Nationwide Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to one another [to hide their corruption].
“Even Pervez Musharraf gave the NRO to the two major political parties of the country,” he stated, referencing the PPP and PML-N. “In the past, some of the ministers were even allowed to work abroad while holding offices here.”
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The PM added that every one the issues that Pakistan is dealing with immediately are due to the corrupt governments of the previous.
“If we too start issuing the NRO to corrupt elements, the country will suffer,” he stated. “They even attempted to get an NRO on the matter of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).”
Talking about PML-N leaders, the premier stated that Khawaja Asif had obtained a residence allow within the UAE to launder cash, and even the prime minister, defence minister, and the overseas minister had been working overseas.
“The Opposition alliance (PDM) has come together not for the sake of national interest but to serve their personal agenda,” the PM stated. “I reiterate, I will never give them the NRO.”