On completion of three years in office, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation to highlight the performance of his government on Thursday.
“The last three years were very difficult… the economy was on verge of collapse when we came into power and inherited huge current account deficit of $20 billion,” he said while addressing a ceremony currently underway at Convention Centre in Islamabad to give an insight into the efforts of each ministry and division in facilitating the common man in line with the vision of ‘Naya Pakistan’.
وزیراعظم عمران خان کا حکومت کی تین سالہ کارکردگی کے حوالے سے منعقد کی گئی خصوصی تقریب سے خطاب۔#انصاف_انسانیت_خودداری_کے_تین_سال #3YearsPerformance@PakPMO @fawadchaudhry https://t.co/eChS287HIJ
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) August 26, 2021
PM Imran appreciated friendly countries including UAE, China and Saudi Arabia for providing financial assistance to Pakistan, saying the country’s economy would have been in “very dire situation if they did not help”.
Highlighting his government’s achievements, the PTI chief said his government reduced the current account deficit of $20 billion to $1.8 billion during its three years in power.
Calling his political opponents “mafias”, PM Imran said they were busy in spreading “hopelessness” because they did not want the rule of law to be established in the country.
He said his government’s main focus is to root out corruption from the country and hold influential accountable for their actions.
“Afghan army did not fight against Taliban because their government was corrupt,” he remarked.
LIVE #APPNews : Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI attends launching ceremony of Government's three years' Performance Report (2018-2021) @PakPMO#3YearsPerformance #انصاف_انسانیت_خودداری_کے_تین_سال
— APP 🇵🇰 (@appcsocialmedia) August 26, 2021
The Report 2018-21, compiled by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under the patronage of its head Fawad Chaudhry, focuses the accomplishments the government has made despite the global economic recession in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, reported Radio Pakistan.
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The 251-page report gives an outline of the achievements of 44 public bodies including ministries, divisions and departments, through infographics and relevant facts and figures.
During its three-year in power, PTI-led government claimed to have completed 19,000 low-cost housing units while 45,000 are under construction.
In a bid to facilitate the masses and enable them to become homeowners, Naya Pakistan Housing Authority has completed more than 19,000 extremely low-cost housing units while 45,000 housing units are under construction. #کپتان_کا_نیا_پاکستان pic.twitter.com/QcgndoTeKH
— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 26, 2021
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