Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the opposition parties are holding the protest march in Islamabad to protect the amount they plundered over the years.
Addressing a public gathering in Gilgit on Friday, he said the opposition is resorting to blackmailing and pressure tactics. He however made it categorically clear that they will not be given any NRO.
Imran Khan said those who plundered the national exchequer which severely hurt the country’s economy will have to face accountability. He said half of the total tax collected last year was paid in payment of the interest on loans taken by previous governments.
The Prime Minister regretted that the name of religion is used in politics to make money. He however said this is Naya Pakistan and gone are the days when the name of Islam was used to come to the power as the people now fully understands the motives of such elements.
Imran Khan said the political orphans may sit in the capital as long as they want. He however said our enemies are very happy over the protest march of JUI (F). The Indian media is so happy that it is giving coverage to Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
The Prime Minister expressed the commitment to uplift the region of Gilgit-Baltistan through promotion of tourism which will benefit the entire country.
Imran Khan said the government is striving to promote skiing and service industry in Gilgit-Baltistan. Negotiations are being held with different foreign companies to develop necessary infrastructure for tourism in this region.
He said a private company will soon establish a food processing zone in the area.