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Sunday Nov 10 2019
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Plunderers of nation's wealth don't deserve to be spared: PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said those who plundered the wealth of the nation deserve no right to be spared. 

Addressing the International Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen (SAW) Conference in Islamabad, the prime minister said no NRO or other relaxations can be given to corrupt people.

“People have said that I should forgive those who have looted the country, but it is not my money that they have looted,” he said. 

The premier added, people give money to charity but not pay taxes. “If they don’t give taxes how will the country move forward? Those who plundered the wealth of the nation deserve no right to be spared."

The prime minister added that compassion is for poor and downtrodden segments of society and not for powerful and corrupt people. 

PM Imran further said the state of Medina is a source of inspiration for a progressive society.

“People keep asking me when Naya Pakistan modeled on the state of Medina will be made and I tell them the state of Medina was not made in one day,” he said.

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“This is a continuing struggle, but at least we have started on the path,” he added. “I will keep working to make this country on the principles on the state of Medina.”

The state of Medina is a source of inspiration for a progressive society, he added.

The prime minister further said the greatest role model in the world was the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

“I used to have some other role models, but now my role model is the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

“Muslim ruled the world for thousands of years. We must educate our youth about the reality of Islam,” PM Imran said. “Youth must follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). His life is a role model for humanity.”

"Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey have decided to jointly create films depicting great Islamic leaders in order to familiarise our population with our great history," the prime minister said.

He continued, “I did not speak about the state of Medina before the elections because if I had, people would have said he is talking about the state of Medina for votes.”

The prime minister further said than a person’s mission should not be making money, but instead, it should be about making people’s lives better with the money.”

The prime minister also urged the lema to guide the government in transforming the country on the basis of Islamic principles.

I have faith Pakistan will rise again by following the principles of state of Medina, he added.

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