ISLAMABAD, (May 30 2021): Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed, ‘Pakistan Democratic Movement will not be able to win, come what may’, the PDM will never succeed in its objective.
The prime minister was responding to public queries during a live TV programme ‘Aapka Wazir-e-Azam Aap kai Sath’,
The prime minister said that if the Opposition’s objective was aligned with the welfare of the people, “they would have toppled the government a long time ago”.
“But their interests are personal in nature. They have banded together not under any ideology or for the country, but simply because they want to blackmail us into taking back the corruption cases against them — which had been in place even before we came into power,” the premier said.
“Those who had cycles, now roam about in Land Cruisers. Those who had a cycle business, now have apartments in London’s Mayfair and do not own cars any lesser than Bentleys and Rolls Royces.
He said they really “do not know the people of Pakistan”, if they think that they will latch on to their narrative and help them get an NRO.
Drama during budget
“They had not fathomed that we would come out of this economic crisis. And now that they see the predicted growth and the economic indicators which are on the right path, they are again trying to [stage some drama] and I know they will try to pull something off during the budget.
Water shortage in Sindh
Responding a caller from Badin about water shortages in the province, with the “Sindh government deflecting the blame on to the Centre”, the prime minister promised that the government, over the course of the next 10 years, will build 10 dams, as it is water storage that will enable the country to deal with the needs of the burgeoning population.
This will enable the government to distribute the water to provinces on a fairer footing as well, he said.
He regretted that the telemetry system that indicates how much water is going to each province is “just not working”, but the government is working on having these placed everywhere.
He said it is the responsibility of the Sindh government to ensure that the powerful do not take away the share of poor farmers.
“If the presence of Rangers, like an MPA from Sindh has requested, is required, we will provide that as well,” the prime minister said.
Illegal housing societies
The prime minister also spoke of illegal housing societies, for which a committee has been formed that will ascertain which ones need to be shut down and which ones have been developed to an extent that they cannot be pulled down. The owners will instead be fined and the society regularised.
He said robust legislation will be brought to criminalise building such societies.