ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan held an interactive session with the officers participating in the 115th National Management Course (NMC) in Islamabad on Thursday.
While addressing the 115th NMC officers, the prime minister emphasized that as decision-makers, there will always be two choices, one is the easy way of earning money and corruption that leads to destruction and the other is to earn respect and growth which is slow and full of challenges.
The prime minister said that civil servants bear a huge responsibility of serving the public and striving for the welfare of the masses.
Discussing the need for a Single National Curriculum, the prime minister stated that parallel education systems have created class distinctions
The government intends to have a core curriculum adopted throughout the Country so that children get a strong base. Thereafter, it is the choice of students to specialize in whatever field they want, added the PM.
While answering a question about extremism and the rising number of crimes against women & children, the prime minister said that the main objective of establishing the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Authority is to raise the moral standards of our society.
The authority will conduct research and provide guidance based on the life of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that children have access to every kind of material through mobile phones and to an immature mind such content gives way to misconceptions and extremism.
Imran Khan said that the government will provide an alternative to our youth i.e. the teachings of our Prophet (PBUH) including respect, dignity, family values, ethics, and morality.
The prime minister emphasized that using force is not a solution to eliminate extremism, rather instilling moral and ethical values in the young generation will create a moderate, tolerant, and progressive society.
Deliberating on the economic challenges, the prime minister stated that our government inherited huge fiscal debts due to corruption and malpractices of the previous regimes.
Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that due to the government’s “ease-of-doing-business” policy all economic indicators are moving in positive direction particularly large scale manufacturing, exports and construction sectors.
Imran Khan added that despite the COVID-19 pandemic which adversely impacted the world economy, Pakistan managed its economy with success which has been acknowledged by international organizations.
Lamenting on the lack of long-term planning by previous governments, the prime minister stated that the present government has initiated work for the construction of 10 dams in order to meet the energy and water requirements of the Country.
The prime minister said that achieving economic growth and prosperity is a gradual process but the government is committed to implement long-term reforms in all sectors that will lead to Pakistan becoming a regional leader as it was in the decade of 70s.