PTI Chief Imran Khan delivered a victory speech laying out the future government’s policy on domestic and foreign affairs on Thursday evening.
He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad as his party leads in poll counts, winning most number of seats in General Election 2018.
Imran Khan began his speech on thankful note to the nation for stepping out to vote in the July 25 electoral polls.
He paid regards to those who lost their lives during polling duty. He said, “I want to commend the armed forces.”
“I want to tell the nation about the kind of Pakistan I want to see,” he said. The PTI chief continued, “I came into politics because I wanted Pakistan to become the country that Jinnah had envisioned. This has been a historic election. I especially want to thank the people of Balochistan who despite terrorism came out in huge numbers to vote.”
“We are witnessing the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan. The Election process was completed successfully despite many terror attacks,” he added.
He said, “God has given me the chance to make my dream come true. All my policies will focus on strengthening the weak.”
The PTI chief, whose party was in power in KP but has never got a stint at premiership, maintained that he wants to make Pakistan a welfare state.
“I vow that my government will be the first that does not engage in political victimisation,” he upheld.
Imran added that accountability will begin from him and his ministers in his mission to battle the scourge of terrorism in the country. “We will make an example and show to the nation that accountability needs to be across the board.”
The PTI chairman further pledged to safeguard the tax money of citizens.
He was of the opinion that PM House must be converted into an educational institute and governor houses may be used to boost tourism.
“We want to improve our relations with neighbouring countries including Afghanistan and Iran. He also mentioned China.
He said,”CPEC is crucial and we want to learn poverty alleviation from China.”
Regarding relations with the US, the PTI chief said, “We want mutually beneficial relations with the US.”
Speaking about India, Imran said he felt disappointed over the Indian media’s coverage of his electoral campaign. “I felt like I was a Bollywood villain,” he said.
Imran Khan further said dialogue is the only way forward with India and to ensure a peaceful South Asia.
The PTI chairman further rejected rigging allegations from opposition parties and assured them of complete cooperation in scrutinising as many constituencies as they want.