PM asks people to be patient

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his annoyance over criticism of his government’s 13-month performance and asked his critics to show patience and give him time to bring about a meaningful change in the life of the common man by making the country a true welfare state.

“People are impatient. People say 13 months have passed and where is new Pakistan?,” the prime minister remarked while speaking at a ceremony held to launch ‘Ehsaas Langar (soup kitchen) Scheme’ under an agreement with the Saylani Welfare International Trust (SWIT) here on Monday.

“They (the people) must know that wrong practices of 70 years take time to phase out. But I assure you, this country will overcome tough times and witness a new dawn of progress and prosperity,” the prime minister said, adding that even the people of Madina took time in changing their mindset and accepting the reforms that had been introduced by Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

“Madina State had not been set up in one day. The change took place slowly. Even Allah banned liquor and slavery in phases,” he said.

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