PM vows to develop Pakistan as a great nation

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly reaffirmed his mantra of developing Pakistan as a great nation, build on the principles of Riasat-e-Madina, which is a model of true modern and welfare state to the world by ensuring rule of law and taking care of the poor, on Monday.

While expressing his views, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that, “Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in his last sermon gave a charter of humanity.

While answering the queries of general public during a live television programme, he commented that the principles given by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are now being followed by various countries of the world.”

In addition to this, Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked that the countries, which adopted and followed the principles of Riasat-e-Madina, achieved progress and development.

“Unfortunately, we did not follow those principles,” he stated.

Referring to State of Madina, Prime Minister commented that, developing Pakistan on the principles of the State of Madina was a struggle and not “like switching a button”.

He expressed his determination saying,  “Insha Allah Pakistan is going to become a great nation”.

Mentioning Salman Rushdi, Prime Minister commented that, “unfortunately the practice of blasphemy, which caused a lot of pain to the Muslims across the world, started in the West after a book written by Salman Rushdi in 1989.

He went on and added that, “the West, which did not take the religion like the Muslims, did not fully understand the religious sentiments of Muslims as well as the sensitivity of the subject”.

Highlighting OIC, Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked that he took up the matter at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations General Assembly.

The whole Muslim world needed to raise their voice on the subject to realize the Western world about the seriousness of the issue, he stressed.

While answering a question regarding National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) for opposition leaders, Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated that, “Then we should open the jails.

Why should those involved in petty crimes like stealing a motorbike or a buffalo should be jailed.”

He expressed his views saying that the State of Madina and the principles given by Holy Prophet (PBUH) and said any country could not achieve progress and development without following the rule of law.

He also mentioned that, any country following the rule of “might is right” could not develop and progress.

The prime minister quoted Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) saying that many nations, which did not ensure rule of law, faced destruction.

Terming NRO as destruction he added that, “The National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) is the way of country’s destruction,” he remarked.