Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan made a startling revelation this Friday saying that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government does not have the money to run the country. PM Khan blamed the Shahid Khaqan Abbasi government of creating loss-making projects during its tenure. Also Read - Indian Delegate Walks Out of UNGA in Protest After Pakistan PM Imran Khan Raises Kashmir Issue
Khan, while addressing bureaucrats at an event in Islamabad, said the country was stuck in a classic debt-trap. He said, “Our politicians need to change, our bureaucracy needs to change and our people need to change. We’re at a genuine crossroads and if we don’t change there’s disaster ahead.” Also Read - SAARC Must Deal With Cross-Border Terrorism, Obstruction of Trade And Connectivity: Jaishankar
The Pakistan PM further went on to say that that majority of the population in the country was young and on the lookout for jobs. He added, “There is no money to run the country and 70 per cent of our country is under 30, every day more young people enter the job market but there are no jobs for them.” Also Read - Inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput, Pakistani Man Buys Land On Moon For His Wife As Wedding Gift
Saying so, he cited an example of the metro bus service. He said figures were presented before the cabinet quite recently and they showed that they were running at a loss though they were repaying the loans taken with interest. He added that the government is paying Rs 6 billion in interest every year.
Khan also went on to speak about Darwin’s theory of survival and said it is not the fittest but the most adaptable who will survive. He said people must change and break the shackles of the colonial mindset. He added, “Maybe God has created the crisis because he wants us to change.” Khan further said that if the nation and government are together there are no challenges that cannot be faced.
The PM said that leaders were sitting on the people’s tax money and votes and leaders must accept that it is their responsibility to serve these people. He also told the bureaucrats to work for the welfare of the people and assured that he would protect them from any undue political pressure.
Saying so, Khan added that even if a bureaucrat does not like him or PTI, he would stand by them if they work for the country.