New govt will need to take ‘hard steps’: Imran Khan
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Former prime minister Imran Khan has said that fair and free elections are the need of the hour to get the country out of the current economic turmoil and restore stability and confidence, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing a seminar in Karachi through a video link on Tuesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said a government needs to come with a clear majority so that it can take bold decisions for the country.
The former premier vowed that the PTI would return to power again and it did not even need to campaign for the elections.
He said that the more the government delays the general elections, the more beneficial it will be for the PTI.
Criticizing the government’s performance led by PML-N, Imran Khan has said the incoming government will need to take “hard steps” to correct the country’s course. “The government that comes with the majority should establish the rule of law,” he hinted.
He recalled that the country’s situation was not good when his party came into power and the current account deficit was the biggest challenge for the party. “However, his government delivered in the right direction to come over the economic crises,” he added.
He alleged that no government in the past has focused on increasing exports and the situation would have worsened had Saudi Arabia, China and UAE did not help.
Imran Khan said that his government remained successful to negotiate the Covid-19 crisis. Coronavirus was the biggest crisis world over, he added.
Imran Khan alleged that the real estate mafia is the most powerful one in the country. Imran also said that state land was encroached upon in Islamabad and added that the state could only enforce its writ if a “powerful government” was present.
PTI chief said Pakistan needed to focus on how to attract investment inflows into the country and investors should be especially incentivized.
He said government amnesties should only be provided to those who invest in the country’s industries.