Friday, January 27

India backing ISIS in region to spread chaos in Pakistan: PM

Islamabad, January 10, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said India is backing ISIS in the region to spread chaos in Pakistan by fanning sectarianism. Interacting with digital media publishers and broadcasters in Islamabad today (Sunday), he said Pakistan’s security agencies successfully pre-empted Indian plots to fan sectarianism.

Imran Khan said it is unfortunate that terrorists targeted Hazara workers in thinly populated area. He said previous governments did not pay due attention to Balochistan and always preferred to form alliance with Baloch Chieftains, who became the biggest hurdle in transferring development funds to the grassroots level.

Prime Minister said PTI Government has focused the socio economic development of Balochistan to uplift the common citizens of the province who are facing extreme poverty. Replying to a question, he said he is against giving NRO to those, who looted Pakistan’s wealth and plunged the country into the quagmire of debt.

He said Pakistan is passing through a defining moment and the social media has a great role in setting new standard of morality by exposing the plunderers. Responding to a point regarding government’s plan to uplift the downtrodden, Imran Khan said he is going to launch an ambitious program ‘no one go to bed hungry’ under Ehsas initiative for which information technology is being used to compile data of backward areas.

Prime Minister said the government is also intensively working on uniform syllabus to integrate the nation. He further said his government is providing health facilities through Insaf Health Card and incentives to the private hospitals in far-flung areas are being given so that people living away from the main urban centers can get quality health services.

He said Naya Pakistan Housing project is another initiative of the government to provide affordable residence to the poor. The Prime Minister said only two million out of 220 million population of Pakistan are tax filers and just 3,000 of them give 70 percent of the total tax collection.

He said to broaden tax net IT based automation is being introduced in the Federal Board of Revenue to make the tax machinery efficient and transparent. Replying to a question, the Prime Minister said the government introducing electrical vehicles which will help control growing problem of pollution in the country.

Replying to a question, the Prime Minister said due to the prudent policies of the government Pakistan is economically rising in construction and export sectors and has made repayment of 20 billion dollars foreign debt. To a question, Imran Khan said that opposition is maligning the government and the Pak Army and portraying a destructing narrative against the national institutions. He said his government will never compromise on actions being carried out against corrupt elements who looted the national exchequer.

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