LAHORE: (Staff Reporter) Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated his optimism to turn Pakistan into a great country in the coming years.
Addressing the Insaf health cards distribution ceremony at Governor’s House, he said nobody could imagine at the moment how a great country Pakistan was going to emerge in the coming days. In the upcoming months and years, it would change into a great country and foreigners would come here to seek jobs, he added. “The biggest hurdle in the way to progress is the mafia and I will defeat them,” he expressed his resolve before a charged crowd of PTI workers present at the ceremony. He said his government was gathering information about those who caused sugar and flour crises by increasing their prices artificially. The premier pledged that all those making money by creating crises in the country would not be spares at all. He said an effective demand and supply system was being evolved in the country and no such crises would occur on the future.
The prime minister said he had restored the respect of the green passport to a great extent. However, the premier admitted that sugar and wheat flour crises were caused due to his government’s incompetence. He said, “we are gathering information about those involved in the crises, and we will never spare them.” The premier assured people that with the grace of Allah Almighty, Pakistan would become a great Islamic welfare state.
Imran Khan also criticised the media, accusing it of maligning his government over price-hike and inflation, making negative propaganda under a plan. He said certain channels put mic before poor people asking them about their problems due to price hike and then asking them ‘Where’s the Naya Pakistan’, promised by the government. Through such actions, they incite the poor people to curse the government. He said his government would bring the weak and down-trodden classes to upper sections of society. He said the government was bringing about reforms in the health sector, and making administrative changes in hospitals was a move to provide the best healthcare facilities to people. But it was regrettable that the media was making propaganda against the autonomy of hospitals too, he said, adding that certain elements were against the autonomy of hospitals.