Prime Minister-designate and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan today (26 July) while giving a victory speech said that he wanted Pakistan to become the country that its founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah envisioned. The cricketer-turned politician added that “change must come from the top” and that he wanted to rid the country of it cycle of rich people getting richer and poor people getting poorer.
Amid allegations of the elections being rigged, Khan said that he would not live in the Prime Minister’s official residence, saying that he was ashamed and that he would stay in a smaller house. He announced that the building would be converted either into a revenue-generating entity like a hotel or even an educational institution.
Our government will decide what we will do with PM House. I would be ashamed to live in such a lavish house. That house will be converted into an educational institution or something of the sort for the welfare of the people.Imran Khan
Promising to end the prevalent VIP culture in the Islamic Republic, Khan said that he would focus on fixing the economy and public spending and took a vow to make a Naya Pakistan.
Khan also addressed Pakistan’s rocky relationship with India, saying that he wanted to fix tied between the two nations and was willing to go the extra mile to do so.
I have widely travelled in India because of cricket and I want good relations with IndiaImran Khan
Khan said that the contentious Kashmir issue would have be talked about, along with India’s recent “eye” on Balochistan. He said that if India took one step towards dialogue, Pakistan would take two.
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