ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said his government’s vision was based upon the basic humanitarian principles of lifting the conditions of the downtrodden and weaker segments of society.
Addressing the launching ceremony of Sehat Sahulat programme for the disabled, he said human society had roots in compassion and consideration for the downtrodden. He said improving the conditions of deprived segments of society was the responsibility of the state.
He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government’s vision was focused on improving the conditions of weaker people of the society or those unfortunate who had been suffering from various issues.
The prime minister said they wanted to introduce a centralised and data-based programme in Pakistan in collaboration with all institutions involved in financial support of the poor and deprived classes, and cited the launch of the Sehat Sahulat Card and the Ehsas programme aimed at improving the economic conditions of the poor.
He said every nation had a vision and Pakistan was the only country to have been created in the name of Islam but unfortunately “we have gone far from our goal for which this country was created”.
The vision for Pakistan’s creation was to make it an Islamic welfare state on the principles of the state of Madina, he added.
He said the Madina was a modern state as its foundation was laid on the basis of humanity and justice.
“Our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is a role model for us and if we follow his Sunnah and teachings we will be successful.”
Muslims ruled the world for a thousand years following the principles of the state of Madina, he added.
The prime minister said the launch of the Sehat Sahulat Programme for the disabled was a step towards formation of a welfare state.
Appreciating the performances of Dr Zafar Mirza and Dr Sania Nishtar in their respective fields, PM Imran Khan said it had been decided that from now onward every ministry would present a report about their work or performance before commencement of the cabinet meeting every week which could improve life of the common man and provide facilities to them.
Earlier, the prime minister distributed Sehat Sahulat cards among a number of disabled persons.