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Govt striving hard to develop Pakistan on model of State of Madinah:PM

DUBAI:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government is striving hard to develop Pakistan on the model of the State of Madinah based on principles of justice, humanity, merit, and accountability.

Addressing the World Government Summit in Dubai, he said no society or country can make progress without improving governance, ensuring accountability, and checking corruption.

The Prime Minister said that Holy Prophet [Peace Be Upon Him] had laid the foundations of the first welfare state on earth by upholding rule of law and emphasis on seeking knowldege.

He said China has brought its 700 million population out of poverty in 30 years. He said PTI government also believes in investing in human capital of the country to uplift common people.

Imran Khan said we are pursing a reform agenda to develop Pakistan on modren lines, which include facilitating ease of doing business, changing tax laws, and encouraging investments. He said Pakistan has the greatest tourism potential and the government was focussing on that sector.

The Prime Minister also invited investors to take advantage of business friendly policies of the government by investing in various sectors of Pakistan.

Imran Khan said the State of Madinah promised that non-Muslims places of worship would be protected, there would be no forcible conversions, and human rights would be respected.

He said PTI governments wants to develop Pakistan on these principles.

He said accountability, rule of law, and welfare of the poor people should be the salient features the state machinery.