'Pakistan's creation pointless if it fails to become Islamic welfare state'

Says failure of Pakistan becoming Islamic welfare state deception for all Muslims residing in India.


Sidrah Moiz June 27, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan’s creation had been pointless if the country fails to become an Islamic welfare state.

Speaking during a press conference in Islamabad, Khan said that the failure of Pakistan becoming an Islamic welfare state will be a deception for all Muslims residing in India, because Pakistan was “formed on the very basis of becoming an Islamic welfare state.”

The PTI chairman said that there was no concept of welfare states in Europe and that they had taken this concept from the Muslim world. “They formed all the Scandinavian states based on this concept. They call it Omar’s law there. We need to bring our culture back to our own land.”

Speaking on the issue of drone strikes, Khan said that he was happy to see former US president Jimmy Carter’s criticism on the drone attacks. “Carter openly criticised [US President Barack] Obama’s drone campaign and termed it as assassination. He said that it was not only a violation of international laws but also humanitarian laws.”

“We have seen the Pakistani parliament’s resolution coming into place against drones, it is accepted worldwide that the drone campaign is wrong and the public support for it is on a downward spiral.”

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Raheel Samad | 8 years ago | Reply

Imran Khan is absolutely correct. But more importantly we as a nation must have the common sense to stand up in the face of oppression and have the courage to say NO MORE. Only when we pakistanis have the dignity and self belief to stop acquiescing to other countries demands and the strength of character and determination to break the begging bowl of foreign aid will we as a nation truly rise.Sure this is the most difficult path to follow, but with faith and help of almighty Allah we can overcome all our difficulties. Our people are immensely talented and hard working and given half a chance can make the world their oyster. I believe that Imran has the strength of character to potentially change the country's direction for the future, however there are a few personal traits which need to be considered.I pray that Almighty Allah send us a great leader to change our destiny.for the better and rid us of our corrupt leaders .........ameen

Cynical | 8 years ago | Reply @Tahir Alyanan 'Another Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the making.' The first one worked for two nations which eventually bacame three. Sorry, can't think any further.
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