Islamabad : Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said his government wanted to make Pakistan an Islamic Welfare State based on the principles of ‘Riyasat-e-Medina’ and is working on fast track to achieve this objective.
‘Riyasat-e-Madina’ is a term that the Prime Minister often uses, referring to rules and principles introduced by Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to run state and government affairs.
In an online interview to a US-based Islamic scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, the Prime Minister on Sunday said that he gave the biggest welfare programme and this is ambition of his government.
Imran Khan said the fundamental principle of a civilized society is to bring the powerful under the law but, unfortunately jails are filled with the poor and not by the elite. He said that since the elite had captured the system, people did not have the opportunities and a level-playing field in their own country.
The Prime Minister said unfortunately a leadership came up through a political system which is divorced from faith. He said very few come into politics for humanity. He said in most of the developing world, politicians come to make money, and very few are Mandelas and our Quaid Jinnah.
PM Khan said he felt for the society and came into politics with the faith to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state based on the State of Madina. He said that most of the politicians used the power for personal gain.
Responding to a question Prime Minister said he feels Pakistan is a country which has tremendous potential, diversified and talented ethnic groups, but due to lack of rule of law and injustice, we cannot achieve the potential of our society.