Prime Minister Imran Khan has advised the youth of Pakistan to follow their dreams and burn their boats to achieve big goals in life.
While addressing at the inauguration ceremony of the Ravi Riverfront Urban Project in Lahore, the Prime Minister said that
Some people, including journalists, are trying to link Pakistan to its temporary problems. By ignoring the vision that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is striving to realize.
Moreover, he added that if a journalist asks people stuck in a natural calamity, like the recent urban flooding in Karachi. They will only complain about their problems. These troubles are then linked to Naya Pakistan, he said.
“That is, however, not the Naya Pakistan. Rather, it is what I personally aspire for.” Khan said.
Meanwhile, he quoted an old adverb, “Don’t judge people on what they have achieved, but on what they aspire for.”
Subsequently, PM goes like “All the great leaders of the world, who changed their societies, succeeded not because of any particular education or any particular human faculty. But only because they dreamed big.”
Therefore, he quoted the example of Mahathir Mohamad, who has transformed Malaysia completely.
Follow your dreams
All big feats, national or personal, were dreamed first and achieved later. The PTI is dreaming big for Pakistan. Follow your dreams, burn your boats.
Khan then elaborated on his idea of Riyasat-e-Madina for Naya Pakistan and said it was built on compassion.
The Riyasat-e-Madina was built on [the basis of] empathy and sympathy [where] Ansaar shared their meager wealth with those who migrated from Makkah after the Holy Prophet (PBUH) migrated to Madina.
Moreover, he praised the prosperity of China by saying “China became a modern-day example of the same when it lifted 700 million poor out of poverty – an inspiration for Pakistan as well.”
PM Imran Khan said that he builds the shelter homes for the poor and needy by following the code of conduct of Riyasat-e-Madina.
“While traveling through Lahore, I had seen people sleeping on roadsides and always dreamt of doing something for them. Now shelter homes are there to serve them.”
Besides building the shelter homes. PM is now all set to setting standards for them ensuring clean water, standard meal, clean bedding. So that the less fortunate also feel being part of the society.
Even during the COVID-19 crisis, his concern about poor people bends the policies. Despite repeatedly advised to go for a complete lockdown, but ” I always asked what the poor would do and avoid a complete shutdown. ”
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