ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that no one should come into power without preparation.
“For three months straight, we were just trying to understand the system. While, we could not understand mechanism of the national economy for one year. Some ministers are still learning and some others’ performances are getting better,” said PM Imran while addressing a ceremony regarding evaluation of performances of the federal ministries.
The government should be given time to make his team as US President Joe Biden was given two and a half months to select his team during the transition period, he said adding that while from July 25 to Aug 18, his party spent time in making allies for the government.
He said his government was trying to review the system. Till one and a half years the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government leadership did not know about the exact economic figures, he said.
However, Imran Khan said, they could no longer call themselves inexperienced after two and a half years of the government. He said his ministers would have to improve their performances now. The government could not deliver if all the ministries did not perform, he said.
“The biggest challenge that we are facing is inflation due to which I am unable to sleep at night. When wheat flour prices rise, everyone begins criticizing the centre. The responsibility of food security is with the federal government but the powers in this regard are enjoyed by the provinces,” he said adding that his government would have to exert full force on increasing exports.
He said there should be a system where ministers should give briefing on their performances. He also said that the environment’s sector should be under the federation and not the provinces.