Lahore : Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan also wanted friendly relations with brotherly Afghanistan, adding peace would return to that country after the establishment of a government there which included all political parties and all stakeholders.
Pakistan wanted peace and not war with all neighbors including India. “We are repeatedly asking India to have bilateral trade and resolve the issue of Kashmir through dialogue. But unfortunately, a political party in India wants to win the elections by spreading hatred”, he said while addressing a mammoth public meeting in Khar, Bajaur.
“Insha Allah, there will be peace in Afghanistan, which will boost trade and bring prosperity in the region. That time is not far away”, he added.
The Prime Minister recalled his visit to Bajaur in 1992 and said a picture of this beautiful area was published in his book on tribal areas, adding, he had been striving to visit the areas for the last 27 years but could not make it due to difficult situation in tribal areas.
He said the people of tribal areas faced many hardships due to war against terrorism as they lost their businesses, jobs, houses, and even had to face displacement, adding, “but now your time of ease has started.”
The Prime Minister said that government had decided to allocate 3% of National Financial Award (NFC) to tribal areas. He said that with PTI having governments in Center, Punjab and KP, the federal government in this respect would also approach the provincial governments in Sindh and Balochistan to get their nod on it.
He also assured the people of Bajaur that they would soon be getting the facility of Internet in their area.
The Prime Minister said that his government would not make any compromise on corruption and would not enter into any deal with those who looted, plundered and laundered the public money abroad.
Describing the PML-PPP Charter of Democracy as “Charter of Corruption”, he said the two political parties, through their partnership over the past 10 years, took the country’s debt from Rs. 6,000 billion to Rs. 30,000 billion.
The Prime Minister categorically stated that for the betterment of country, he was even ready to talk to Indian PM Narendra Modi, but would not make compromise or enter into any deal with corrupt, who looted and laundered the public money which was to be used for education, education and other purposes.
He said Nawaz Sharif left the country in 2000 after NRO with Gen (Retd) Musharraf , while another political leader returned to country in 2007 through an NRO with Musharraf. “Now there will be no NRO”, he maintained.