PM Imran Khan to make an example of corrupt leaders who plundered the country
QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said that the political leaders who had plundered the country during the last decade and burdened the country with excessive debts would be taken to task and mads an example.
“How so long it takes, we will get them punished who have done this to the country, just to make them a deterrent for those contesting election in future,” the prime minister remarked addressing the ground breaking ceremony of Naya Pakistan Housing Program here.
Held at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, the event was attended by Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, Governor Amanullah Yasinzai, Federal Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema, federal and provincial cabinet members and senior government officials, besides a huge number of students.
He said Sharif Family, and Asif Zardari wanted to remove the government for fearing the jail as new facts (concernign their corruption) were revealing with every passing day. He said Maulana Fazlur Rehman wanted to wind up the whole system after he faced defeat in election.
He said the project of five million houses was to fulfill the dream of those who could not afford to build their own house particularly the salaried and other low-income groups. He said despite being a basic need, owning a house had become even more difficult with the skyrocketing real estate prices.
He said unfortunately, in the existing banking system, the loan facilities were limited to the elite class. However, the government was making legislation to extend it to low income group. Currently, only 0.2 percent people in Pakistan availed housing finance against 80-90 percent in Europe, 30pc in Malaysia and 10pc in India.
He told the gathering that foreign companies were interested to invest in the housing project that would also boost another 40 linked industries besides creating job opportunities.
The prime minister who earlier unveiled the plaques for construction of 110,000 houses in Quetta and Gwadar including 54,000 units for fishermen, said instead of awaiting the government jobs, the youngsters should form their own constructions firms.
He directed the Balochistan chief minister to design a master plan of Quetta and allow the vertical construction to discourage the spread of the city.
The prime minister urged the youth to study the principles of Madina state which conquered two super powers of that time despite being far smaller in size and resources.