ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders have reiterated their pledge to make Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ a reality by making dedicated efforts to ensure accountability, fight corruption and implement the rule of law in the country.
Talking to media persons after the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Saturday, the PTI leaders said that that challenges of the economy, education and human development would be addressed on a priority basis.
Speaking on the occasion, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the oath-taking as prime minister was the result of Imran Khan’s 22-year struggle to revive the country as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam. He stressed that the right approach and positive direction was of a dire need to bring a real change in the country.
Jahangir Khan Tareen said that seeing Imran Khan as the prime minister was his dream which had been successfully accomplished with the mandate of people. He stressed that a great responsibility now lied on the PTI government. He further added he would have no formal role in the new government while wishing ‘Naya Pakistan’ all the best.
Fawad Chaudhry said it was the beginning of a new era and vowed to follow in letter and spirit the policy guideline given by Imran Khan in his victory speech. He said a strong economy and human development would be the ruling party’s target areas.
Asad Umar said Imran Khan had achieved the goal with his courage and determination, adding that his team would converge its energies on the uplift of weaker segments of society.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) said that resources would be spent on the development of KP’s southern districts and Malakand Division. He said that tourism would be promoted with projects including maintenance of Bahrain to Kalam road in Swat while new tourist spots would be developed in scenic areas of Gabin valley, Sulatan valley and Jarogo Waterfalls.
Punjab’s Governor-designate Chaudhry Sarwar said that the main focus would be on the uplift of deprived communities and addressing their problems related to drinking water and education. He said that the rule of law would be implemented and issues of the weak economy due to inflated loans would be addressed.
Governor-designate Imran Ismail said the nation was witnessing a historic day for the second time after 1947, adding that the nation would now be ‘One Pakistan’ with same rule of law and academic syllabus applicable for all, besides the implementation of accountability and fight against corruption.
Arif Alvi said the focus of PTI’s government would be on creating job opportunities, provision of health, education and justice.
Azam Khan Swati said the focus would be on accountability of leaders in order of starting from Imran Khan himself and then parliamentarians followed by bureaucrats.
Dr Yasmin Rashid said PTI’s five-year successful experience of governance in KP would be replicated to ensure uplift of common man across the country.
Member of National Assembly (MNA) Amjad Ali Khan said PTI would fulfil its promises with people and added that he would uplift the education system in his constituency of Mianwali on priority.
Zartaj Gul said that the nation had finally come out of slavery. She said that the uplift of women and youth and development of Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan) would be on top of her list of priorities.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan hailed the day as the new dawn of democracy in the country and expressed confidence that the new government under the leadership of PM Imran Khan would strengthen the institutions that faced a collapse during the previous government.