PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has termed the address of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the nation as balanced and a roadmap for meeting the grave economic challenges faced by the country.
In a press statement issued here, he said that the prime minister has given a new vision to the nation which is based on resistance to status quo. The vision presented by Prime Minister Khan was based on forcing the nation to stand on his foots and get themselves free from the clutches of ruling elite class, he observed.
The synopsis presented by Imran Khan for the establishment of a welfare society based on principles of justice and equality was infact a first step towards setting up of a real Islamic state, Chief Minister Khan said. The announcement by the prime minister for reduction in extra expenditure and adopting of austerity measures were happy tiding for bringing real change.
He said that the privileged class through its incompetent governance made the nation its slave and exploited it. In the first address to the nation, Prime Minister Khan laid stress on supremacy of law and merit-based decision which reflects a new trend of governance, he said, adding that the agenda in his address was based on provision of basic rights to the poor.
Inclusion of water saving in the wake of reports about a scarcity of the commodity and mention of climate change impacts on the country were also welcome steps, he commented. He said that Pakistan was among the worst affected countries due to climate change. Chief Minister Khan also termed announcement by Prime Minister Khan regarding reduction in expenditure of the top government houses and for conversion of the Governor’s Houses into research centres was a very laudable step.
He also welcomed the statement of the prime minister of not taking loans from foreign countries and for convincing masses towards tax culture besides improving the performance of FBR. He also termed constitution of a task force to curb money laundering as a step for improving the economic condition of the country as if the looted money returned it will give a bolster to the country’s sagging economy.