ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said he wanted scholars to conduct researches on the State of Madina (Riyasat-e-Madina).
“I want people to do PhDs on this subject. We need to learn about the purpose behind establishment of Riyasat-e-Madina,” Imran Khan said while addressing an event regarding minorities at the President House.
He said the minorities had been promised to protect their worshipping places till the Day of Judgement. He said Islam taught to respect rights of minorities.
“The government will protect and develop worship places of minorities in the country and also facilitate them to the maximum level to perform them religious rituals,” he said.
PM Imran said the government was committed to open Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh community on 550th birth anniversary of Babar Guru Nanak.
Reminding about the last sermon of Hajj by the Prophet (SAWW), he said Prophet Muhammed (SAWW) taught that no white was better than a black and no Arab was better than a non-Arab and vice-versa.
Sensitizing the thought, the prime minister asked Pakistan was created in the name of Islam so what was the purpose behind it? Muslims had only one model state and that was the modern state of Madina, he added.
“By Naya Pakistan, I mean a complete new vision and Riyasat-e-Madina is the role model for Naya Pakistan,” he said.
Imran Khan said when the government started implementing law against the past rulers, who took the country’s loan from 6,000 billion rupees to 30,000 billion rupees, they raised hue and cry.
PM Imran said in ‘Naya Pakistan’ everyone was accountable and there could not be two separate laws for rich and poor.
Addressing the largest gathering of Pakistani-American on his tour to the United States, Prime Minster Imran had said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s vision was to turn the country into a welfare state on the pattern of Riyasat-i-Madina.
“Principles of the state of Madina were compassion, justice, rule of law, and looking after the women, children and elderly,” Imran Khan had said while addressing the massive crowd at Capital One Arena in Washington DC, ahead of his one-on-one meeting with US President Donald Trump.