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Pakistan

Web Desk
May 20, 2018

Imran Khan vows to transform Pakistan into a welfare state

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sun, May 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has reiterated his commitment to transform Pakistan into a welfare state in line with principles of Islam.

“The purpose of PTI presenting a 100-day plan is to do away with the existing policies,” Khan told a gathering of PTI leaders and supporters in Islamabad on Sunday.

Khan said that his party was better prepared to deal with issues facing the country compared to 2013.

“We have to make Pakistan a humane society according to the  ideology of our founders,” he said.

"Society without justice is same as society for animals; it is justice system, humanity & compassion that separates us from animals. Welfare state doesn’t see how powerful can become more powerful, it looks at how it can uplift its more deprived. 

"Look at places like Karachi’s Machar colony and how children are living there. Our religion has very high principles for humanity, compassion and justice in governance ."

"How is wealth creation to be enabled when they are sitting on people money. Neither can we collect money; 800,000 people pay tax in country holding up burden of over 200 million people. Whole purpose of 100 day plan is to reverse all of this ."

The PTI chief said that his government would depoliticize bureaucracy so that it could work for the benefit of the poor.

“There cannot be two laws for the rich and the poor in a civilized society,” he said, adding Nawaz Sharif’s ‘mujhe kyun nikala’ narrative reflects a mindset which considers itself above the law.

He said that plantation of trees is not a luxury, it's an emergency. “The only way to deal with global warming is to plant more trees,” he said. 

Khan said that international organizations had endorsed the success of PTI's billion tree tsunami drive.