NAB is on its toes; arresting alleged corrupt officers from the left and right. Just recently, former prime minister Shahid Shaqan Abbasi was arrested by NAB on corruption allegations. This increases the count of the number of Pakistani politicians who are currently serving their trials to prove their innocence.
Such drastic measures to arrest sitting and previous politicians on corruption charges is something that has not happened before in Pakistan. While the opposition advocates against these arrests on the claims of biased conspiracy, the sitting government believes this will largely benefit the country and its future.
Imran Khan Has Promised to Restore the Country from the Dark Times!
The increase in taxes, GSTs and other mediums are all so that the locals contribute and give their fair share as the taxpayers’ money which will be implemented in numerous projects across the country. Now he shares that all the properties and money taken from corrupt politicians will be added to his Ehsas Program.
All of this was said by Imran Khan during the inauguration of Mianwali Express which took place yesterday.
taking an autograph from Prime Minister Imran Khan on the 1st ticket of Mianwali issued in Prime Minister's name as a Railway Souvenir at Mianwali Station on July 19, 2019 pic.twitter.com/DM1jCfD8rO
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmad (@ShkhRasheed) July 19, 2019
What Is the Ehsas Program by PTI and Imran Khan?
Ehsaas is about the creation of a ‘welfare state’ by countering elite capture and leveraging 21st century tools—such as using data and technology to create precision safety nets; promoting financial inclusion and access to digital services; supporting the economic empowerment of women; focusing on the central role of human capital formation for poverty eradication, economic growth and sustainable development; and overcoming financial barriers to accessing health and post-secondary education.
The program’s principles and approaches also center on tapping whole-of-government multi-sectoral collaboration for solutions; ensuring joint federal-provincial leadership; and mainstreaming the role of the private sector through an approach which will provide a level playing field on the one hand and foster locally-relevant innovation on the other, to create jobs and promote livelihood in quick-win areas. The program’s premise is grounded in the importance of strengthening institutions, transparency and good governance.
The program is for the extreme poor, orphans, widows, the homeless, the disabled, those who risk medical impoverishment, for the jobless, for poor farmers, for laborers, for the sick and undernourished; for students from low-income backgrounds and for poor women and elderly citizens. This plan is also about lifting lagging areas where poverty is higher.
This indeed could be something which will change things for Pakistan, if implemented.