ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to congratulate him for assuming the office of the prime minister.
During the meeting held at PM Office, General Hayat congratulated Imran and conveyed his well wishes to the premier.
Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd prime minister at a ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, ushering in a new political era as the World Cup cricket hero officially took over the country’s reins.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday promised austerity, rule of law, human development, and tax regimen overhaul in his ‘Naya Pakistan’ as he acknowledged multipronged challenges faced by the country.
Following the oath-taking, the newly appointed PM during his maiden address to the nation vowed to transform Pakistan into an Islamic welfare state through all-encompassing reforms in different spheres of life.
In his wide-ranging speech, he announced a number of measures aimed at austerity, getting rid of loans, domestic resource mobilisation and reforms in education, health and agriculture sectors.
The PM said his 22-year-long political struggle was aimed at establishing an Islamic welfare state on the model of the state of Madina—established by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He claimed that the West progressed and prospered by following the principles pursued by Madina “but in Pakistan, people come to power to mint money.”