No NRO to any ‘dacoit’, vows PM Imran

Inaugurates cardiac stent manufacturing unit at NUST

By: News Desk      Published: 03:44 PM, 16 Oct, 2020
No NRO to any ‘dacoit’, vows PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday blasted the Opposition parties which have come together against the government, saying he will not give NRO to anyone, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Imran Khan said all the ‘dacoits’ have united but they would be disappointed as their plan will be foiled. He said giving NRO to opponents is an easy way for him to take, but it leads to destruction. “I could have taken that route and ruled with ease,” he maintained.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of cardiac stent manufacturing unit at NUST in Islamabad, the prime minister said “We have to make difficult decisions and difficult decisions take us forward.”

Imran said Pakistan now is heading in the right direction. "At many occasions in life, we have the choice of walking two different paths. We are encouraged to take the easy way out," he said. “You wake up in the morning and you have all the dacoits gathered up against you, and you go for the easy way and compromise,” he said. 

“Our lives will also become easy. We will do speeches in parliament and three or four years will go by. But, this is the path to destruction. There will be no NRO,” he warned. 

Imran Khan inaugurated the cardiac stent manufacturing unit at the National University of Sciences and

 Technology (NUST), N-Ovative Health Technology Facility, after which Pakistan will become the 18th global state for locally manufacturing stents. Pakistan will also become the second country among Muslim states for being capable of locally manufacturing cardiac stents.

In his address, Imran said the mortality rate of cardiac diseases is very high in Pakistan and it is a praiseworthy decision to locally manufacture stents. The establishment of a facility for stents' manufacturing is major progress, he said.

He said there was a lack of direction and role of the past governments in different fields which are very important to put a country on a path of development. The trade deficit is a big burden on the national economy and no country could survive the crisis and reduce inflation until improving its income.

He highlighted that there was also a lack of coordination among institutions as compared to the 60s era when the country was moving ahead in a good direction and its exports were gradually increasing. It is important to set the direction and mindset of the country, he urged.

A few countries around the world are manufacturing cardiac stents and its local production will visibly reduce the medical treatment cost of patients in Pakistan, said Imran.

Imran said the federal government is making maximum efforts to bring investment and businesses to Pakistan for improving the economy. Regarding overseas nationals, he said the Pakistanis residing in foreign countries could serve the country by their skills.

"We have to make a pleasant environment for overseas Pakistanis here in the country as they are our precious asset. Our major issue is about being unaware of our capabilities and a vision is needed to explore the potentialities. Being just an Asian Tiger is not a vision, we can be anything as the human capabilities are unlimited."

Among South Asian countries, cardiac stents will be manufactured in Pakistan

after India.

Nation stands behind security forces: PM

Acknowledging immense sacrifices of security forces for the homeland, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the nation stood behind them for their services for the safety and security of Pakistan.

“The entire nation stands behind all our security forces as they continue to lay down their lives for the safety and security of Pakistan,” the Prime Minister tweeted as 20 security personnel were martyred in two terrorist attacks in Balochistan and North Waziristan on Thursday.

“My deepest condolences and prayers for the 20 security personnel, including six army men, martyred in two cowardly acts of terrorism yesterday,” he said.

Around 14 Frontier Corps soldiers and security guards embraced martyrdom while confronting a large number of terrorists at Coastal Highway near Ormara, Balochistan’s Gwadar district, who attacked the security forces escorting the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) convoy from Gwadar to Karachi, according to a statement by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday.