Pakistan PM Imran Khan is all praise for China's Xi Jinping

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan is all praise for China's Xi Jinping

ISLAMABAD - The Prime Minister Imran Khan has said China had made its 400 ministers accountable on the corruption charges.

“President Xi rose to prominence with his 30 years long struggle whereas Premier Li also had the same life long efforts in the political life because the country had the basis for merit,” he added. The Prime Minister said under the PTI government, the country was now heading towards such merits and expressed the confidence that Pakistan would soon rise economically. Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, ministers, Special Assistant to PM on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq, academia, management staff, parents and students were present during the ceremony. Referring to Riasat e Maina, he further said its principles were rooted to lift the down and under, besides special stress was made upon seeking education ‘even if it was in China’. Seeking of education was equated with performing of a religious duty. Narrating the long political struggle of PTI, he said life never marched on the straight line as there were ups and downs. A successful person never nurtured for fears from his failures rather he took the bull by the horns. The Prime Minister reminded the students that they had the immense potential to excel in life. “The challenges in life will give you courage to face them by using the hidden innate talents. Hard times can challenge you and there will be ups and downs, but the university education will equip you to better analyze yourself,” he added. The Prime Minister, who is also the chairman of NAMAL College, advised the students that they should have no such objectives to amass money as the people who had the eyes on same goals were never witnessed enjoying a happy life. “You have to always ask yourself what was the purpose of your birth,” he said reminding the students to serve the humanity instead pursuing their personal gains and reject the materialistic view. He cited a report that 62 richest billionaires alone owned as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population and questioned what was the use of such money! The Prime Minister said Pakistan was blessed with huge natural and mineral resources but in the past, no pains were made to explore them. Even the investors had to flee the country due to rampant corruption.”Most of us did not know how much we are gifted with.” Referring to a speech of Professor Hills, he said California could produce in abundance despite inadequate water availability. He said by proper mechanism and modern techniques, Pakistan could be able to export its crops. He also stressed upon proper exploration of mineral resources including oil and gas. Pakistan stood at seven among the top ten countries producing dairy products, but still the country was importing dry milk from abroad because the famers did not know the latest techniques, he noted. The Prime Minister further said the new era was based upon artificial intelligence and pronounced that NAMAL would become pioneer in the latest technologies. He also expressed the confidence that the NAMAL would soon emerge as the latest knowledge based institution and serve as model for other institutions. The Prime Minister also congratulated the parents and expressed the optimism that the degrees earned by students would help them carving out their career besides, economically bolstering their families. He also thanked those people who had contributed for the university despite criticism and lack of resources and also mentioned contributions of Rehman Mir, Ameer Musarat and the two visiting Professors Ashar Aziz and Hills. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the academic block in the NAMAL Knowledge City. Earlier, the Prime Minister as Chairman Board of Governors of NAMAL College also chaired its meeting. - APP