Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday the PTI government is fighting a battle to fix the system and ensure rule of law in the country.
“No country can prosper without the rule of law” said Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of an international five-star hotel in Nathia Gali.
“Many countries with sufficient resources are suffering poverty just because of absence of rule of law,” the prime minister said.
“Our war is to fix the system,” he said.
He lashed out at the opposition and said that they did not desire rule of law so they could continue exploiting the corrupt system to their advantage.
The prime minister lamented that overseas Pakistanis raked in more money and have more skills than their compatriots here but their potential was never tapped.
Prime Minister Imran said the previous governments were too focused on their own interests and had no time for public welfare.
He called for introducing incentives to attract investment from overseas Pakistani.
The hotel will reportedly be Khyber Paktunkhwa’s first ever international standard five-star hotel.
The prime minister, who earlier unveiled the plaque and also planted a sapling under his government’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami, said wealth creation was the country’s dire need which would ultimately generate jobs, enhance tax collection and lead to repayment of foreign debts.
He said that to attract investment from overseas Pakistanis, it was essential to introduce incentives and ensure protection as they had earlier lost trust due to corrupt practices in the country.
The premier urged overseas Pakistanis to invest in Pakistan, assuring any hurdle in their way will be removed.
He noted that overseas Pakistanis are our biggest asset, regretting that this potential has not been tapped in its true sense.
Pakistanis with money and skills are sitting abroad, PM Imran Khan said, adding that when overseas Pakistanis invest into the country, the currency will gain strength.
Federal ministers Shibli Faraz, Azam Swati, Ali Haider Zaidi, State Minister Farrukh Habib, Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Chairperson Shahryar Afridi and provincial ministers attended the ceremony.