Outdated system defeated in 2018 vote: Shibli

Minister says struggle for prosperity of Pakistan will continue under Imran’s leadership

Our Correspondent July 26, 2020
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz . PHOTO: PID/FILE


Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz on Saturday said July 25, 2018 was a historic day in the country’s democratic history as on that day the people of Pakistan, including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers, joined hands to lay the foundation of a new thought process.

The minister spoke to the media on the completion of two years since the general elections of 2018, which resulted in the PTI’s victory. On this day in general election, the minister said, an outdated, privileged and corrupt system based on nepotism and favouritism was defeated.

The minister said that the founders of the outdated system had only pursued their personal interests by ruining the national institutions and economy. He said when the PTI came to power, the country was mired in debt trap, and facing serious economic difficulties and challenges.

“The nation under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan set off on a path of reforms with a new determination. The coronavirus pandemic was not only fought and contained but also the lives and livelihood of the people were protected under the vision of prime minister,” he added.

He said the PTI government adopted a successful foreign policy while vigorously highlighting the Kashmir issue at the international level. He added that the struggle for the progress and prosperity of the country would continue under the prime minister’s leadership.

“A successful Kamyab Jawan programme, uniform curricula, the Billion Tree Tsunami project, acceleration in work of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects, start of dams construction and the housing project for low-income people are the beginning of a new journey of development in the country,” he added.

Ups and downs

Meanwhile, in a tweet on the occasion, Planning Minister Asad Umar said that like the first 22 years of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s struggle, the last two years had also seen both incredible achievements and disappointments.

“No great struggle succeeds without ups and downs,” Umar said in his tweet, remembering the day. He added that two years ago on this day, the people helped Imran Khan’s 22 years of struggle for bringing improvements in the country, to enter into a new phase.

“The journey of Naya Pakistan will not only continue but will gain more pace in days to come,” the minister said. He vowed to strengthen the PTI’s struggle for making Pakistan socially and economically stronger and a more prosperous country.

(With additional input from APP)


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