Imran Khan unveils his government’s strategy, policies in maiden address as PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in his inaugural address as Pakistan’s chief executive has announced to form task force in order to bring back laundered money back to Pakistan from abroad. 

Advertisement

The address started with the recitation of Holy Quran and the national anthem of Pakistan.

The newly elected PM thanked everyone in start of his speech for supporting and standing with him throughout.

“I thank everyone who has been part of this movement with us. There is one politics that one does for personal interest, and one that is done for a greater cause,” he added.

PM Imran Khan said that he wanted to make Pakistan an Islamic Welfare State on the principles of justice and equality.

Imran Khan in his speech remembered all those people who started the struggle with him 22 years ago but are no longer today.

“Ahsan Rashid who lost his life battle to cancer, and Saloni Bokhari who was with us through this struggle. I present my salute and thanks to her,” he added.

Key Points:

“You have to pay tax for the respect of the nation. You are harming the nation if you don’t pay tax.”

Zakat; it can be linked to progressive taxation where people pay according to their ability to pay. This is what the Scandinavian countries follow. This is how their institutions are made.

“I will not live in the PM House but in residence of the military secretary. I will have two cars. I wanted to live in my own house but was told by agencies that my life was under threat which is why I am living here.”

“Will make high standard university in Prime minister house. We will also work to bring investment into the country, make an environment for investment.”

“Will bring reforms in Police like we did in KPK.”

“Child abuse is a huge issue which we must bring to an end in this country.”

PM announces to launch Health Card system across the country.

“We will establish a complete task force to uplift the public healthcare facilities, government hospitals,” he added.

PM Imran Khan announces to built Bhasha Dam at any cost.

“We are facing severe water crisis in the country. None worked to counter this challenge. We will work on it but for now the construction of Diamir Bhasha Dam.”

“We want to establish the South Punjab province and initiate working on it on immediate basis.”

The conditions in FATA are deplorable. We will initiate development work on immediate basis.

“The National Action Plan was finalised on consensus from all the parties. We will work to implement it fully and fight this scourge of terrorism.”

“On our foreign policy, we want to improve our ties with all our neighbours.”

In the end of his speech he urged masses to adopt simplicity in their lifestyle.

“I want us all to bring empathy in ourselves. To be sympathetic and to care about those who are not as privileged as us. We need to life our people and focus on human development.”

Earlier, Imran Khan held an important consultation at Bani Gala, which was attended by nominated cabinet members and other party leaders.

PM Khan was initially scheduled to address the nation at 8pm, however, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry announced on Twitter that the former’s address would now be aired at 9:30pm.

On Saturday Mr. Khan sworn in as 22nd prime minister of the country at a ceremony held at the President House; President Mamnoon Hussain had administered the oath to the newly-elected Prime minister.

Swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The oath-taking ceremony began little late than scheduled at 10:10am with National Anthem, followed by recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.

Guests, including Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Bajwa, Punjab Assembly speaker Pervaiz Elahi, caretaker prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk, Ramiz Raja, Indian Cricket star Navjot Singh Sidhu, former National Assembly speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza, Singers Abraar-ul-Haque and Salman Ahmed, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Artist Javed Sheikh, Ramiz Raja, have attended the ceremony.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Chief of Air Staff Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan and other diplomatic representatives, government officials and political leaders have also graced the ceremony with their presence.

After swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan headed to the President house, where he was presented with a guard of honour by a contingent drawn from three services.

Earlier on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan, as he secured 176 votes votes thrashing Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif.

Cricketer turned politician Imran, who after his 22 years of political struggle ascended to PM slot, as his party emerged victorious in 25th General Election, 2018, marking the second successful democratic transition in Pakistan.

Advertisement