Prime Minister Imran Khan urged Muslim countries to follow the basic principles of the State of Madina, the foundation of which was laid by the Holy Prophet (PBUH), to rise again in the world.
The premier made these comments virtually addressing the International Conference on Civilisational values in the Prophet (PBUH) Seerah organised by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation at Rabat, Morocco on Thursday.
Khan, while quoting philosopher and national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, said whenever in history the Muslims gained prominence, they returned to the old principles embedded in the State of Madina.
The prime minister maintained that the very principles of this state [Pakistan] were based on rule of law, meritocracy and compassion.
“Holy Prophet (PBUH) set up the first welfare state in the history of mankind where the state took the responsibility for the weak segments of the society including the poor, the orphans, the widows and the elderly people,” he further remarked.
PM Imran said that this unique state also brought the powerful under rule of law, adding that this is the key component that distinguishes civilised states from others.
Making a reference to China, the prime minister noted that this rising power took out over seven hundred million people out of poverty in thirty years besides bringing ministerial-level people under the law. He said this is the basis of a society that emerges and ascends.