Islamabad, July 26: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Thursday said vowed to govern the country like it’s never been run before.
” I thank god, after 22 years of struggle, my prayers have been answered. I have got the chance to fulfill my dream and serve the nation”, he said in a televised address in Islamabad while declearing victory in the general elections.
“We have the world’s youngest population. If we don’t get the investment, where will we get them the jobs? Our governance will be something that Pakistan has never seen. I pledge that we will reduce expenses”.
He further said “We are witnessing the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan. The election process was completed successfully despite many terror attacks. I thank our security forces”.
Speaking on a relationship with India, the Cricketer turned politician stated “I was saddened by the way Indian media recently projected me. I am one of those Pakistanis that wants good relations with India, if we want to have a poverty-free subcontinent then we must have good relations and trade ties”.
“Kashmiris are suffering for long. We have to solve Kashmir issue by sitting across the table, If India’s leadership is willing then the both of us can solve this issue through dialogue. It will be good for the subcontinent also”, he added.
Citing China’s example, Khan said “We have to fight poverty, its a big challenge. China is the biggest example in front of us, it lifted 70 crore people out of poverty in the last 30 years, it was unprecedented”.
“We face grave economic challenges. From internal debt, to currency imbalance to trade deficit, due to dysfunctional institutions. We will create conducive environments for business & investment in Pakistan by rooting out corruption”.
Imran Khan also vowed to protect taxpayers’ money. He asserted “I promise that I will protect the taxpayers’ money. We will improve tax culture in such a way that common person will pay tax in confidence that their money will not go waste”.
“PM House might be turned into an educational institute and governors’ houses may be used to boost tourism.”
The PTI Chief also stressed that he wants to improve relations with Afghanistan and that his government will strive to ensure peace in the neighbouring country.
Regarding relations with the US, Khan stated “We want mutually beneficial relations with America.