Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday challenged all those sceptical of his party’s funding by saying that the court proceedings of the foreign funding case should be aired live on TV.
Speaking to journalists in South Waziristan, the prime minister said the proceedings should be open and that the party heads should attend the hearings.
“I can put it to a challenge that (ruling) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is the only political party that has been involved in political fundraising,” Khan said, adding the country runs on remittance by overseas Pakistanis.
Slamming the opposition, he said that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and Jamiat-e-UIema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Reman uses seminary students to blackmail governments.
“How does he (Fazl) own properties worth billions of rupees?” the premier asked, adding the PDM chief was protesting with the sole aim of getting a concession under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
“They do not understand the nation’s mindset. Our people are politically aware. They will not come out to back such thieves,” Khan thundered.
The prime minister said he was thankful to the opposition for highlighting the foreign funding case and now sources of all parties’ funds should be made public.
It is now the opposition parties’ turn to reveal the source of their funds, the prime minister stressed.
Earlier, Khan announced that 3G and 4G services would be available in Waziristan starting yesterday, during this visit to the region.
He broke the news to the people of Waziristan while addressing a Kamyab Jawan Programme’s cheque distribution ceremony in Wana.
The PM was accompanied by the chief minister and governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Special assistants Dr Sania Nishtar, Usman Dar, and Shahbaz Gill.
He was also to be briefed about the development works going on in the region.
The PM said uplifting the poor segments of the society and backward areas including the tribal districts is the priority of the government.
He also addressed a ceremony in connection with distribution of cheques among the tribal people under Kamyab Jawan Programme (Youth Entrepreneur Scheme) in Wana.
Khan said special emphasis will be accorded to the education sector and provision of livelihoods to the people of tribal districts.
He said apart from giving scholarship to the youth, schools, colleges, universities and technical institutes will be established in the tribal districts.
He promised that the loans under the Kamyab Jawan Programme was just the beginning and its scope would be expanded in the days to come.
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