Will set up a Medina-like welfare state in Pakistan: Imran

Vastavam web: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said today that he envisioned to set up a Medina-like welfare state which will be sympathetic towards widows and the weaker sections of the society.In his first public address since his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party in the general election, Khan shared his vision for Pakistan and pledged to safeguard the interests of ordinary citizens.

“I want to share the kind of Pakistan I envision – the type of state that was established in Madina, where widows and the poor were taken care of,” the 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician said.Khan said his guiding principles will be the same adopted by the last Prophet in setting up one of the “greatest civilisations”.

“I pledge to our people that I will introduce a system that is for the masses, all policies will be for the people and not for the elite,” he vowed.”I will live humbly. So far we have seen that everyone who comes to power changes. That will not happen with me,” he promised.Khan said Pakistan was in “shambles” as a state and the country is facing its “biggest challenge” on the economic front.”Ours style of governance will be entirely different. The one never seen before. We will work for the betterment of the poor and downtrodden people,” he pledged.Khan has not officially been declared prime minister yet.