Saturday, 21 September 2019 05:20 GMT

PM reaffirms pledge to recover looted wealth

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again reaffirmed his commitment to recover the national looted wealth from corruptelements.
Addressing a public meeting at Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan district, he said accountability of corrupt politicians will be completed and no NRO will be given to them.
Khan said the previous governments looted the national wealth mercilessly.
The national debts jumped to Rs30,000bn from Rs6,000bn during the last 10 years. Khan said that tribal people are true patriots and they have rendered great sacrifices for the nation.
He said survey is in progress to assess damages suffered by the tribal people due to terrorism.
Earlier, Prime Minister Khan said his government is taking steps for the development of all backward areas in the country.
Addressing tribal elders at Spinkai Raghzai area of South Waziristan district yesterday, he said special funds will be provided for this purpose.
Khan said his government is trying its level best to provide justice and basic amenities of life to all people of the society on the pattern of Islamic Welfare State of Medina.
He said our revenue is Rs4,500bn out of which Rs2,000bn are being paid as
interest on foreign debts.
The prime minister said that the people will witness real change in the holy month of Ramadan as more funds will be
released for public welfare.
He said despite financial crisis, the government is giving priority to development of tribal districts.
Khan said Rs100bn will be spent on uplift of tribal districts annually.
He assured that health and education facilities will be enhanced in tribal areas. Special quota will be fixed in jobs for tribal youth. Interest free loan will also be provided to tribal youth for starting their own business.
PM Khan announced all the tribal people will be provided Sehat Insaf card whereby every family will be allowed to spend Rs720,000 on their treatment.
He said interest free loans will be provided to the youth of tribal districts to start their own business.
The Prime Minister said small dams will be constructed to provide clean drinking water to people of Waziristan. He also announced construction of two degree colleges, one hundred kilometre roads, a grid station, a sports complex and installation of solar systems in South Waziristan.


PM reaffirms pledge to recover looted wealth

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