LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that after coming into power the PTI will make Pakistan an exemplary state by turning it into a destination where foreign graduates will come for job opportunities.
Speaking at a gathering in Layyah, the PTI chief said, “When our party will come in power, policies will change and we will make all-out efforts to end poverty.”
Critiquing the existing societal and education structure, he said the state imparts education to only a small portion of the society, as he lambasted the Punjab government, saying the PTI will invest first on the people, then on metro [buses] and other underpasses.
“Nations that learn from history always prosper and are able to stand on their feet, said Imran.
Vowing to exploit country’s tourist resorts, he said the country will turn into a tourist heaven similar to Switzerland under the auspices of the PTI.
Lashing out at Nawaz Sharif, the former premier who was disqualified by the Supreme Court on the charges of corruption, Imran said that his case [foreign funding case] was also in the Supreme Court, but there were no parallels between his case and the Panama Papers case.
“Nawaz don’t compare yourself with me; if you have to do the comparison the do it with Sultana Daku, Philippines’ Marcos, Gaddafi etc,” quipped Imran.
The PTI chief said Nawaz Sharif claimed that he is an ideology. “Nawaz simply has a simple ideology, which is to rig the elections, come into power and embezzle money,” claimed Imran.
Prior to the start of the rally, the crowd jostled with each other in an attempt to get closer to the stage. The mismanagement delayed the start of the event.
Ahead of the party chairman’s visit, the city was decorated with party flags, banners by the local party leadership, especially on the road going towards the Jalsa venue, Sports Complex.
Party leaders and workers from the district and nearby areas gathered to attend the public gathering today. Workers came to the venue in small rallies.
‘Fighting ‘historic’ war for Pakistan’
Ahead of reaching the rally site, the PTI chief, while addressing party workers at the house of Jahangir Tareen in Lodhran, claimed: “Everyone knows that a historical war is being fought in Pakistan. We are fighting are a naya [new] Pakistan, while others are fighting to maintain status quo.”
Comparing Pakistan with other [developed] countries of the world, Imran said the institutions in foreign countries are strong, and “if someone is caught in corrupt practices then that person is fittingly penalised.