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Govt fighting ‘a war’ to ensure supremacy of law: PM Imran

PM asks overseas Pakistanis to make investments. (Source: Radio Pakistan)

ABBOTTABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asserted that Pakistan cannot move forward without the supremacy of law, adding that the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaaf was “fighting a war” to ensure the same.

“We are fighting a war to reform the system and it is a war to ensure the supremacy of law. No country can prosper sans rule of law,” the premier said while addressing a groundbreaking ceremony of a five-star hotel in Nathia Gali, Abbottabad. 

Federal ministers Shibli Faraz, Azam Swati, Ali Haider Zaidi, State Minister Farrukh Habib, Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Chairperson Shahryar Afridi and provincial ministers attended the ceremony. The hotel will reportedly be Khyber Paktunkhwa’s first ever international five-star hotel.

The Prime Minister stated that only those societies progressed where rule of law prevailed. “Many countries with sufficient resources are suffering poverty just because of absence of rule of law,” he added.

He further stated that influential figures who had amassed wealth abroad were launching attacks on the government because they didn’t want rule of law to prevail. “These people want to continue benefiting from a corrupt system,” he added.

The prime minister also pointed out that wealth creation was the country’s dire need which would ultimately generate jobs, enhance tax collection and lead to repayment of foreign debts.

He said that to attract investment from overseas Pakistanis, it was essential to introduce incentives and ensure protection as they had earlier lost trust due to corrupt practices in the country.

PM Imran said that large scale manufacturing had been improving. “We will be progressing forward with every year,” the premier added. Referring to the inauguration of the international-level hotel, Imran said that tourism could help Pakistan get rid of its debt.