PTI foundation day: PM recalls mission to make country a welfare state

Ending 'elite capture' of state resources necessary to lift poor out of poverty, tweets Imran Khan


News Desk April 25, 2020
Ending 'elite capture' of state resources necessary to lift poor out of poverty, tweets Imran. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Prime Minister Imran Khan on the 24th foundation day of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has said that 24 years ago his party embarked on a mission to make the country a "modern Islamic welfare state".

In a series of tweets from his official handle on Saturday, the premier highlighted the set of principles to achieve the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for Pakistan.

"24 years ago today, PTI embarked on our mission of achieving our Quaid Jinnah's vision for Pakistan as a modern Islamic welfare state. To achieve this we had to achieve the following: 1. Rule of Law where all are equal before the law & the powerful are brought under the law," he wrote.



In a follow-up tweet, PM Imran, who also heads PTI, said to lift poor out of poverty it was required to break the monopoly of the "elite capture of our state and of our nation's resources and redistribute these resources more equitably".

"Ours has been a long and arduous struggle -- more than any other political party," he added.



In another tweet he said: "Today I want to remember our founding members who are not with us anymore -- Naeemul Haq, Ahsan Rasheed and Saloni Bokhari".

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