MIANWALI, Jan 27 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said they were laying foundation for a true democratic system in the country in which every ruler would be held accountable by the public as they would have no luxury to fritter away the public money for their personal gains.
Addressing 6th Convocation of the Namal College as the chief guest, the Prime Minister compared the despotic regimes with that of the democratic system and said the West progressed due to continuity of the democratic system which had merits.
He said Pakistan was created under an objective and that was to follow the great principles of Riasat e Madina and the ideals of its founders Quaid e Azam and Allama Iqbal.
The Riasat e Madina had laid foundation for the first modern welfare state in the world in which there was parity among all the citizens who enjoyed complete religious freedom whereas the ruler were held accountable, he added.
The Prime Minister observed that the Muslim laid the foundation of the greatest civilization in the world on the basis of Riasat e Madina.
But Muslims lost the glory when they deviated from their basic principles, he said and cited the fall of Mughal and other Muslim empires ruled by kings while the West gained by enacting the Magna Carta which attempted to held the rulers accountable.
The Prime Minister said the people could rise to heights if they had foundations in their culture but if an alien culture was imposed upon them, they developed slavish thoughts and found themselves lowly. Only independent minds could rise, he said.
The Prime Minister said in Pakistan, military dictators also introduced Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif in the power corridors though the former had struggled a lot.
Nawaz Sharif was made a chief minister and then the way was paved for him to become a prime minister on the basis of formation of IJI, he added.
Referring to Leader of Opposition Shahbaz Sharif’s criticism of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the Prime Minister reiterated his confidence that unlike his predecessor, Buzdar would emerge as the best CM of the province.
He said Buzdar would not misuse his office for setting up sugar mills or amass wealth. He neither used huge protocol nor flew in special planes. His son in law was not an absconder. He would not go abroad for his treatment rather he would set up quality hospitals in the province.
The Prime Minister further said that the chief minister belonged to the tribal areas which faced lack of basic amenities including power supply and hospitals. Buzdar was cognizant of the issues and was in the best position to tackle them.
On the other hand, Shahbaz had assumed the charge of party affairs by default, he said in clear reference to disqualification and jail sentence of his elder brother.
The Prime Minister also in a vague allusion to PPP co-chairmen said that on the other hand, a father and his son were carrying papers to claim that they had inherited the party.