ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said Pakistan’s debt currently stands at Rs30 trillion.
“We are paying Rs6 billion in interest on loans everyday,” the premier said while addressing civil service employees in Islamabad.
“We do not have money to run the country,” he upheld.
PM Imran further said, “Institutions were destroyed for misappropriation of funds.”
The premier stressed that accountability is essential to save the country and that change is needed to steer the country out of debt.
“The country cannot be saved if there is no accountability,” he stressed.
“Third world countries are poor because of corruption,” PM Imran added.
Further, he stressed, “We will not progress until we change ourselves. Everyone from the public to politicians and bureaucrats must change themselves.”
“Nothing is impossible in this world,” he added.
PM Imran further said, “The mentality of our elite is the same as that of British colonisers.”
The premier also told the civil service employees that he discussed complaints regarding bureaucracy with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
“I will free bureaucracy from political intervention,” he vowed.
“Investors don’t come to Pakistan owing to governance,” PM Imran added.
He further said, “If we improve the structure of governance then the nation will progress.”
“Will increase the pay-scale of salaried employees after two years,” he promised.
Stating that some people are worried, PM Imran said, “There is nothing to worry about. Bear with some difficult times, they won’t last long.”