- PM Imran Khan says PTI’s creation was based mostly on the idea of Insaf (justice) as a result of, with out that, corruption can’t be eradicated.
- Says his sole goal of becoming a member of politics 25 years in the past was to see a corruption-free Pakistan.
- Lauds PTI govt’s achievements over final 2.5 years; says no different govt may do what PTI did for nation’s betterment.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday lauded his social gathering and stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is the one political entity within the nation’s historical past to launch a marketing campaign in opposition to corruption.
The premier was talking through a video hyperlink on the event of PTI’s twenty fifth Youm-e-Tasees (basis day) and stated that greater than twenty years in the past, he shaped the social gathering in view of the truth that corruption was damaging the nation.
“I had studied political science in the university and had played professional cricket in Britain, therefore, I had realised it early on that nations don’t move towards destruction due to a lack of resources or because of bombings or war,” he stated.
“It is corruption which pushes a country towards decline.”
The premier stated that when individuals in energy resort to deprave practices, then a nation is destined to face a decline. He stated that twenty-five years in the past, he and his associates named the social gathering after the idea of Insaf (justice) as a result of, with out justice, corruption can’t be eradicated.
“This was the reason why a person like me — who was not only famous but had been bestowed with everything in life — decided to join politics [in a bid to make a change].”
Talking in regards to the political journey of the PTI, he stated that many individuals joined his social gathering and left however he by no means gave up regardless of all odds.
“I learned not to accept a defeat from cricket,” he stated. “A man only achieves success in life when he continues to move forward without looking back.”
He went on to say that his battle was additionally impressed by the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) who spent 13 years of hardship to work in the direction of the reason for Allah.
“After a long struggle, the PTI held a jalsa at the Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on October 30, 2011, which marked the political rise of the party,” the PM recalled.
He then talked in regards to the 2013 elections and his 26-day dharna in opposition to alleged rigging within the elections to ship the message throughout.
“Unfortunately, no action regarding electoral reforms was taken despite our continued protest,” he stated. “Since then, we had been determined to introduce a transparent electoral system and my government will now introduce electronic voting machines for the purpose.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan then talked in regards to the PTI authorities after taking up the nation in 2018 and stated that the interval marked probably the most tough battle of his life.
“No other party had to form a government at a time when the country was going through its worst crisis,” he stated, including that the economic system was declining, there have been unprecedented money owed due to the earlier two governments, overseas change reserves had been empty, and most significantly, the present account deficit of the nation stood at $20 billion.
“I am proud of the PTI government’s achievements over the last 2.5 years,” he stated whereas giving particulars of the enhancements Pakistan made on a number of fronts.
“The construction sector in Pakistan is developing at a rapid pace, while we are also making progress in the agricultural sector, large-scale manufacturing industries, and car sales, among others,” Prime Minister Imran Khan stated.
Talking in regards to the future plan of action and wealth creation to additional develop the nation, PM Khan stated that the federal government is creating a brand new metropolis in Sindh and a central enterprise district in Lahore which can add billions to the nationwide exchequer.
The PM additionally make clear a number of different initiatives of the PTI authorities, together with the development of dams and the launch of the ten Billion Tree Tsunami Challenge to sort out local weather change.
“The PTI has taken steps to make Pakistan a welfare state — a move which no other government had taken before. These steps include the issuance of health cards in two provinces, the construction of a panah gah (shelter home), and housing loans for the poor,” he stated.
“Most importantly, the PTI government is fighting for the supremacy of law in the country, which is a battle for the soul of Pakistan,” he stated, including that by justice, the federal government will win this warfare.
Opposition reacts to PM’s speech
Reacting to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech by which he lauded his authorities, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb stated that as a substitute of singing praises for itself, the PTI ought to be “ashamed of itself for creating unprecedented inflation in the country.”
“Over the last 2.5 years, inflation has risen from 3% to 16%, while 4 million people are unemployed,” she stated, including that the nation’s progress price has declined from 5.8% to -4%, which should not be a matter of delight for the PTI authorities.
Akin to Marriyum, PPP’s Central Secretary Data Faisal Karim Kundi stated that the final two-and-a-half years of the PTI authorities had been “tormenting for the masses.”
“The PM had previously said that he’d commit suicide but not beg before the IMF,” he stated, including the federal government ultimately needed to go to the IMF.
“The PTI government has mortgaged the country’s economy [by seeking loans from the IMF once again].”
Kundi questioned the federal government well being card initiative and stated: “How many people have so far received medical treatments through the health card? First, present statistics to the parliament [and praise your government later].”
Then again, JUI-F’s central spokesperson Mohammad Aslam Ghauri stated that after once more, the premier’s speech centred across the topis of corruption, theft, and shifting blames.
“Inflation has made life a residing hell for the lots, however the PTI has executed nothing aside from hurling insults and blaming [other parties].