Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that those who plundered the wealth of the nation deserve no right to be spared.
Addressing the religious International Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen Conference in Islamabad over the weekend, the prime minister said no deal or concessions can be given to corrupt people.
“People have said that I should forgive those who have looted the country, but it is not my money that they have looted,” Khan said.
The premier added that people give money to charity but not pay taxes. “If they don’t give taxes how will the country move forward? Those who plundered the wealth of the nation deserve no right to be spared.”
Khan added that compassion is for poor and downtrodden segments of society, and not for powerful and corrupt people.
He further said the “state of Madinah” is a source of inspiration for a progressive society.
“People keep asking me when Naya Pakistan, modelled on the state of Madinah, will be made and I tell them the state of Madinah was not made in one day,” Khan said.
“This is a continuing struggle, but at least we have started on the path,” the prime minister stated, adding: “I will keep working to make this country on the principles on the state of Madinah.”
“Muslims ruled the world for thousands of years. We must educate our youth about the reality of Islam,” Khan said.
“Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey have decided to jointly create films depicting great Islamic leaders in order to familiarise our population with our great history,” the prime minister said.
He continued: “I did not speak about the state of Madinah before the elections because if I had, people would have said ‘he is talking about the state of Madinah for votes’.”
The prime minister further said than a person’s mission should not be about making money, but instead, it should be about making people’s lives better with the money.
The prime minister also urged religious scholars to guide the government in transforming the country on the basis of Islamic principles.
“I have faith that Pakistan will rise again by following the principles of state of Madinah,” he added.
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