JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia): Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said the country was passing through a decisive moment and the struggle against corrupt mafia and status quo would succeed soon, leading to the Naya Pakistan.
Addressing a gathering of Pakistani community at a ceremony held here in connection with the Roshan Digital Account, the prime minister said his government’s struggle was driven mainly for the establishment of rule of law in the country.
“It is a decisive moment, the old status quo and the mafia were resisting and trying to save themselves. But the public supported my party and the government in the struggle for rule of law,” he added.
Imran Khan said the difference in societies was based upon – the one which had rule of law and the other governed by ‘might is right.’
The system based upon humanity survived and ensured prosperity whereas the rule of jungle led to nowhere, he added.
Appreciating the role of about nine million overseas Pakistanis in the country’s prosperity, he said they possessed huge potential and had been the biggest asset.
Their potential was not fully tapped and no efforts were made in the past to pursue them to invest in the country, he added.
Social media helped PTI come to power
The PM Khan said no one could stop this change because there was awareness within the country and the nation had understood the issues, which were not there before, the reason was social media, the youth had the information that was never there before.
“Our party came to power because of social media and the youth; this change is also due to the youth”.
He said, the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates supported the country, otherwise, Pakistan would have defaulted, entailing severe consequences.
Earlier, State Bank of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir informed the ceremony that so far, more than 100,000 accounts had been opened under the Roshan Ddigital initiative.
Prime Minister Imran Khan performed Umrah on his visit to the holy city of Makkah during his three-day official tour to Saudi Arabia.
He also met secretary general of OIC.