NRO will not be given to plunderers at any cost, PM assures Pakistanis in Washington
WASHINGTON (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated that he would not give NRO to plunderers at any cost and showed firm resolve to carry forward the process of accountability without being subdued to any pressure or blackmailing.
While addressing a large crowd at a community historic event at Washington’s Capital One Arena, the prime minster said that plunders of national wealth are only goal to get the NRO, adding that a king recommended but he will not let accountability go.
Talking about the debt of the country, he said Pakistan was looted by previous governments and its debt raised from six thousand billion to thirty thousand billion rupees in just last ten years.
Imran Khan said that the previous rulers would have to return the looted money if they wanted to get rid of jail or go abroad. He said government has reached to agreements with different countries on the basis of which it will bring back the looted money stashed abroad. He mentioned National Accountability Bureau, FIA and other institutions are independent.
Naya Pakistan being created
“People ask where is ‘Naya Pakistan’, it is being created in front of your eyes,” PM Khan said. He maintained that the problem in Pakistan was that when political leaders were asked for answers they say that political revenge is being taken and when courts make decisions they say ‘kyun nikala’(why ousted).
He said that Naya Pakistan is a place now where any public office holder is accountable to the public. Deliberating the contours of his Naya Pakistan based on the principles of State of Madina, Imran Khan said it would ensure meritocracy, accountability for the influential and unformed curriculum to end the apartheid education system.
Imran Khan said in Naya Pakistan everyone is accountable and there could not be two separate laws for rich and poor. He said merit and equality for all is our vision of Naya Pakistan where level playing field will be provided to every citizen.
He said democracy has flourished because of meritocracy and accountability. “We have started seizing their undeclared properties; the billions they have taken overseas, we are in talks with other governments to bring that looted wealth back to Pakistan,” PM Imran said
TO withdraw A-class jail facilities from Nawaz, Zardari
Referring to the opposition leaders, he announced to withdraw the A-class jail facilities from former priem minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Zardari and jail them along with the ordinary prisoners.
Reform in Pakistani cricket team
The premier assured to reform the Pakistani cricket team and assured the community that in the next World Cup, they would see an efficient and capable team in the field.
He said the government would reform all the loss-making entities it had inherited including the PIA, Pakistan Railways, power and gas sectors.
Citing a sports example, the PM said that the Australian cricket team had gone forward as they had a system that brings up talent and relies on merit. “I have played cricket all around the world. I have seen the most cricketing talent in Pakistan. Because there is no system of merit, we can’t bring that talent up.”
“This is why we are not dominating the world because there is no meritocracy.”
PM asks Pakistani crowd’s narrative for Trump
PM Imran questioned the Pakistan crowd that what he has to say US President Donald Trump. He taunted the previous ruler saying that he has sticky notes in his pocket – without naming Nawaz Sharif.
He assured the nation before his scheduled meeting with Donald Trump that he would put their case before him and would neither embarrass them nor let them down before any one.
“23 years ago I came into politics, I said one thing and on that same note I‘ll end address. I said that I have never bowed my head in front of everyone to date except for Allah, I‘ll InshAllah never let my nation bow their head in front of anyone.
Three parallel education systems in Pakistan
The premier said there are three parallel education systems in Pakistan, PTI government is striving to bring uniform syllabus so that every person can have an equal opportunity. He said students of Madrasas will also be brought into mainstream.
A video package on Imran Khan’s struggle for Pakistan was also showed before the audience.
National anthems of United States of America and Pakistan were also played.
Earlier, the organiser of the event Dr Abdullah Riar had said that they were expecting between 15,000 and 20,000 at the event.
PM Imran was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, and Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari.