LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has, on Friday, assured the nation that his government was on to the uphill task of changing the system.
He said it takes time to accomplish any task and this too will take time.
He asserted that he was facing a resistance from the status quo forces. However, he assured the nation that they were heading in the right direction.
Khan laid the foundation stone of the LDA City Naya Pakistan Housing Project here in Lahore where he said the country is at a defining moment, though the ‘political mafias’ are trying hard to maintain the old system. He urged the nation to “transform itself” if it wants to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
Replying to his critics who repeatedly question his intention to establish a Riyasat-e-Madina, he said he was at a war to implement the same law for the poor and rich.
He warned all the mafias that they would be dealt with an iron fist and would be brought to book.
“Punjab is the largest province in Pakistan and here we have taken up the challenge to provide all the citizens with a health insurance card by this year,” he said.
He thanked the courts for assisting the government to implement the foreclosure law and said that this helped the government to allow people to construct houses on a mortgage.
He said now, people from the lower classes of the society such as welders, mechanics, and others, could have their own houses by paying instalments to banks.
He praised the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and acknowledged the Punjab government for ensuring the launch of such a scheme for the low-income sector. “The LDA has completely reformed itself,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention that the LDA City Apartments Project is a scheme of building 35,000 apartments in Lahore for the lower-income groups of the society.