ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated the resolve of his government to promote the culture of merit and honesty in the country.
Addressing inaugural ceremony of ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’, one of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s flagship initiatives, in Islamabad this afternoon, Imran Khan said youth were future of Pakistan and the country’s destiny depended on them. He said the PTI government strongly believed in merit and transparency and summary of Kamyab Jawan program was the program of merit.
“Only those nations move forward in the world that follow the rule of merit,” he said.
He said as a result of establishment of state of Madinah by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Muslims ruled the world for over a thousand years. He said meritocracy and uprightness were hallmarks of the state of Madinah which helped it succeed.
The prime minister said the main reason for demise of Muslims in the world was the adoption of monarchy and not giving democratic rights to their society. He said the Mughal Empire went to decline as they did not follow the rule of merit.
He urged the youth to read about the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as he was a role model for the whole world.
PM Khan congratulated all stakeholders for launching the first phase of program for youth of the country.
Imran Khan said, “We need to change our mentality to become a self-reliant and self-esteemed nation. For this, we will need to develop a culture of paying taxes.”
Earlier, addressing the function, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said the program our take our youth to prosperity.
He said Kamyab Jawan program was the first step on the promise made by Prime Minister Imran Khan to make the youth employed.