Nation has accepted ‘corruption’ as part of their routine life, regrets PM Imran

By: News Desk
Published: 05:46 PM, 3 Mar, 2022
Nation has accepted ‘corruption’ as part of their routine life, regrets PM Imran
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Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that corruption ate societies from within, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing an event of the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Authority becoming fully functional, he said a journey of transformation towards morality and ethics would help the nation emerge as a strong entity in the world.

He said it was a pity that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who lied to the nation that he was sick before going abroad was living in that very apartment whose money trail he had failed to give to the court.  

“I fail to understand why senior journalists say he should be allowed to speak while the lawyers say he should be given the right to contest the election. In our country, roses are showered on those looting the national exchequer,” he regretted.   

The prime minister went on to say the reason why the countries got poorer was because of rampant corruption. “Sadly, we have accepted ‘corruption’ as part of our routine life,” he said, adding same was unthinkable in the West since there was rule of law in these countries.

PM Imran emphasized that enforcing rule of law in society was a Jihad (holy war).   

The prime minister said one of the main reasons for establishing the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Authority was to guide the young generation about the glowing teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) for real success in this world and hereafter.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said to ensure human rights and socio-welfare norms, following the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) was the best way to achieve the goals.

He said the last address of the Prophet (PBUH) was the Charter of Human Rights that focused on the rights and responsibility towards each other.

He emphasized the importance of character-building of the new generation, adding that a morally strong society never allowed the powerful and elite to plunder the public money through corruption.

He mentioned that corruption led to the downfall of a nation and regretted that the society had accepted the corrupt practices and failed to distinguish between right and wrong.

Khan said the cases of rape and child abuse were increasing in the country, while the families of victims were reluctant to report. He stressed the need for the involvement of various segments of society to join hands against sex crimes by promoting the culture of ethics and morality.

The prime minister said the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Authority had been made functional, where the scholars would play their role in educating the society about the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

He expressed confidence that the scholars of the Council of Islamic Ideology Council and Islamic International University would immensely contribute to the Authority with their positive intellectual input.

Imran Khan said the Authority would also promote research on Seerat-un-Nabi to prevent misconceptions about Islam from spreading globally.

He mentioned that national health insurance card and Ehsaas programmes with shelter homes and soup kitchens were the best steps towards attaining the goal of a socio-welfare State.

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