Govt to turn country into a welfare state: Imran Khan

Washington: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf government’s vision is to turn

the country into a welfare state on the pattern of Riyasat-e-Madina.

Addressing gathering of Pakistani community at Capital One Arena in Washington DC Monday, he said principles of state of Madina were compassion, justice, rule of law, and looking after the women, children and


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.

Talking about the debt of the country, he said Pakistan was looted by previous governments and its debt raised

from Rs 6000 billion to Rs 30, 000 in just last ten years. He said PTI government inherited huge debt and the

national institutions were sinking in loss.

He said in Naya Pakistan public office holders are being held accountable. This is the real change and our country will become a welfare state.

The Prime Minister reiterated that he would not give NRO to plunderers and showed firm resolve to carry forward the process of accountability without being subdued to any pressure or blackmailing.

He said government has reached to agreements with different countries on the basis of which it will bring back the looted money stashed abroad.