Imran links change with people empowerment
27 August, 2013
SWAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that real change will come only when people are empowered and they take their own decisions rather than following dictations.
He was addressing a public gathering at Bagh Dheri upper Swat where he inaugurated a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Centre and launched Mobile Health Services and Lady Doctor Programme at Government High School Bagh Dheri on Monday. On the occasion, he was accompanied by KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Senior Provincial Minister Sikander Hayat Sharpao, MNA Murad Saeed, MNA Saleemur Rehman and other party senior members. The cricketer-turned-politician said that independent and proud nations made and took their decision themselves.
He said that PTI-led government in the KPK province would introduce laws that would bring drastic changes in the government machinery. These laws will give more power to people," the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief said and added that only united and empowered people could change destiny of the country.
Expressing his views about LG system, Imran said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf aimed to give local people the authority and control over resources, adding that decisions regarding any area should be taken by the elected leaders of that respective place rather than by "the distant leadership in Peshawar."
He pointed out that both the nation and country would progress for sure if by-elections were conducted in a transparent manner in the country.
The PTI chief cited the example of China, saying that 1,400 million people changed their own country in just 20 years by eliminating poverty. "This can be replicated in Pakistan as well if people living in rural areas are empowered," Imran asserted.
Imran reiterated that the Tehreek-e-Insaf would implement the party manifesto in KPK and would bring revolution after by-elections.
"The people will observe revolutionary changes in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa very soon as the government along with the bureaucracy will fill colours in the sketch envisaged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf," he elaborated, adding that the day was not far off when real change would take place in the KPK province.
Earlier Imran Khan along with Chief Minister Pervaz Khattak inaugurated a micro hydroelectric power plant on Swat River in Kalam. He also laid foundation stone of micro hydro power project which is believed to provide cheap electricity to people of Kalam and adjoining areas along the upper reaches of the Swat River of Swat Valley by next year.
According to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf central media the KPK government has handed over the power stations to the non-governmental organization (NGO) Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) which was lying dormant in the past. On the occasion, Imran thanked the people of Swat for posing trust in PTI by giving a heavy mandate, saying that he would never left them in the lurch.
Speaking on the occasion, KPK Chief Minister Pervaz Khattak to give his government some time, pledging that Inshallah people certainly feel a positive change in the province and it would be an exemplary province in the country.