LAHORE – Ousted prime minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced a 10-point plan to steer Pakistan out of the crises.
Addressing a public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan early on Sunday morning, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman asked the establishment to tell if the incumbent rulers had a plan in place to save the country from the prevailing crises. “I challenge the incumbent rulers don’t have the ability or the intention [to save the country],” he said. He said he would happily step aside if “[the establishment] tells me ‘we have a plan’… [but] I know what the plan is…there is no plan”.
Khan said there was no “easy way out” of the prevailing crisis. He said that difficult decisions needed to be taken, but only a government having the public mandate could take such decisions.
Announcing his 10-point plan to pull Pakistan out of the economic crisis, Khan said overseas Pakistanis would be motivated to invest in Pakistan. This would attract foreign direct investments and save Pakistan from going to the IMF again and again, he explained. “We will facilitate all those who would export and bring dollars into the country,” he said.
Khan said his government would promote tourism and the minerals sector would be focused to generate revenue. He said that small and medium industries would be revived. He said his government would expand the tax net to generate revenue.
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The PTI chairman said he would resume the house finance scheme and regularise the slums as well as the health card programme. After coming into power, he said, he would increase agriculture productivity in cooperation with China. He said his government would take measures to stop money laundering. The current account deficit would be curtailed as well, he added.