Due to corruption, country’s debt reached to Rs 30,000bn from Rs 6,000bn: PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country’s debt reached to 30,000 billion rupees from 6,000 billion rupees in a decade due to corruption and bad governance.
While addressing at groundbreaking ceremony of a hospital at NAMAL Institute in Mianwali, PM Imran said that the country cannot move forward unless this menace is curtailed.
He said that inflation, devaluation of rupee and general economic malaise have been caused by the plundering and looting of national wealth during the last ten years.
Imran Khan said that even the infrastructure projects completed by previous government are running on loss, adding that a loss of twelve billion rupees is being incurred on annual basis on three metro bus projects in Punjab.
Referring to corruption cases against opposition leaders, the Prime Minister said most of these were instituted during the tenures of previous government. He made it clear that the process of accountability will continue without any discrimination.
He said no influence or pressure will be tolerated from any side in this regard. He said some people incarcerated on corruption charges tried to influence him through recommendations from outside the country.
PM Imran reiterated his government’s commitment to bring backward areas of the country at par with developed ones.
The Prime Minister said that the construction of a state of the art hospital in a backward area will help the local population receive medical care. He said spiritual happiness is achieved after helping the mankind. He said the name of those people will always be taken with respect who works for humanity.
Imran Khan said NAMAL University was his vision of providing education to people in an area where people had no opportunities of getting higher education.
The Prime Minister said the number of PHD holders in NAMAL faculty has increased to twenty two from eleven. He said 97 students in the university are studying on scholarships.
The Prime Minister expressed optimism that difficult economic period will be over and country will become prosperous in future. He said government will increase investment on human development once the economic situation improves.
Imran Khan urged the big philanthropists to adopt government hospitals in improving their services.