PDM leaders speaking language of enemies, says PM Imran

Says 10 years needed to put in place robust health system

By: News Desk      Published: 05:03 PM, 26 Dec, 2020
PDM leaders speaking language of enemies, says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that opposition parties gathered on the platform of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) were speaking the language of Pakistan’s enemies, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a ceremony during his visit to Chakwal, Imran Khan said this was for the first time the opposition was targeting the country’s establishment so brazenly.

He said India wanted to weaken Pakistan Army, and the opposition parties’ tirade against the Army was serving neighbouring country’s interests. He accused India of sponsoring terrorism in Balochistan.

He expressed surprise that at a time when BJP, a Hindu nationalist party, was in power in India, opposition parties were destabilising the country by raising hue and cry.

The prime minister said it was strange that the opposition parties never approached any forum in connection with their allegations of rigging in elections. 

Imran Khan accused the opposition parties of minting billions when in power. 

He reiterated that he would never give NRO to leaders of the opposition, adding if he did so this would be an act of treason.

Imran said the state of Madinah is a role model for the Muslims where there was accountability even of the rich and high and mighty. 

The prime minister asked what was special in Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto other than that they both were the scions of corrupt political families. 

He said both of them had done nothing in their lives which could elevate them to the status of a leader.

Talking about universal health coverage, Imran Khan said more and more people would have health cards in the near future. “The government will encourage private parties to build hospitals, and for that, they would be allowed to import machinery from overseas without paying any duty,” he announced. However, he said 10 years were needed to put in place a robust health system in the country.

The PM said the country’s poor economic condition was due to the repayment of loans borrowed in the past. “How can we spend on the poor when we are seized with repaying loans to our creditors?” he questioned.

Now, he added, business activity in the country was picking up, and hopefully it would generate revenue. 

Listing his priorities for ensuring welfare of the common man, the prime minister said he would concentrate more on improving education, health sectors besides improving the thana culture.