ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister lamented that in previous governments, policies were designed to benefit the elite class only and duet to National Reconciliation Order (NRO) one and two the fear of accountability had disappeared in the previous rulers.
The premier was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Railway Live tracking system and Thal Express Train service at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.
Premier Imran lambasted the previous governments for burying Pakistan in debt, adding that,” the nation would send pilgrims for Hajj for free if we did not have these shortcomings.”
The country’s premier said that in the PM House alone costs have been slashed by 30 per cent.
He said loot and plundering of wealth in past harmed the national economy. He said due to NROs, the fear of accountability had vanished.
He said our loans jumped to 30,000 billion rupees from 6,000 billion due to corruption and impunity from accountability.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that uplift of the trains system of Pakistan Railways will be taken with the cooperation of China.
The Prime Minister said China is far ahead of other countries in the development of train systems and like other areas, we will also seek their cooperation in railways sector to make Pakistan Railways modern and customer friendly passenger service.
He said work on Main Line-1 project will be expedited.
Imran Khan said in New Pakistan, our priority is to take the people out of poverty by devising people-friendly policies.
He said the PTI government is implementing its agenda of the welfare of common man.
The Prime Minister said the government is bringing down expenditures at all levels and all ministries have been directed to reduce their outlays by at least 10 per cent.