Govt would not back down from process of accountability at any cost: PM Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that the government would not back down from the process of accountability at any cost.
While chairing a meeting on the Media Strategy at the PM House to review the (general) response to the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, the premier remarked that whoever has committed corrupted, he would have to face its consequences.
Other senior leaders including Babar Awan, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar, Minister for Communication Murad Saeed, Senator Faisal Javed, Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Renowned author and expert in international affairs Dr Moeed Yusuf, and Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, PM Imran apprised the participants about the government’s strategy on various issues, including for the ongoing political scenario in the country.
He stated that the response to the NAB ordinance was in front of everybody, and in 2020, the government would aim at reforms for the betterment of a common man.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched Sehat Sahulat Program for the transgender community in a ceremony held in Islamabad here on Monday.
Addressing a ceremony, PM Imran Khan said the incumbent government has decided to take responsibility for the transgender community as they were completely ignored by previous regimes.
PM Imran said that 2020 will be the year of growth as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will create job opportunities for the people of Pakistan.
“PTI government stabled economy in 2019 and from next year the incumbent government will produce job opportunities for Pakistani people and will bring more programs for the betterment of youth,” he added.
He said the introduction of ‘Insaf Ration Cards’ is in pipeline and the government will soon launch the program to eradicate poverty from the country. PM Khan also distributed Sehat Insaf card among the transgender persons.
On December 27, following the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal government had made progress on expanding the health insurance scheme, health Cards to other parts of the country.
PM Khan had ordered concerned authorities to provide details regarding the issuance and outcomes of the health Cards.
Under the scheme, the treatment for angioplasty, brain surgery, cancer and other diseases will be done free of cost.
At least 15 million people will benefit from this policy. The card holders could receive medical facilities up to Rs 720,000. The medical facilities would be available in more than 150 private and government hospitals.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday reaffirmed his commitment to become a voice of innocent Kashmiris and raise the case of Kashmir at every international forum.
Talking to renowned Kashmiri worker Tony Ashai in Islamabad, he said the international community will have to wake up to the agenda of the Modi government and its deadliest impact on the region.
“Pakistan will continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris,” the prime minister said in his meeting Tony Ashai at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.
The meeting discussed current situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir with security forces indulging in severe oppression and barbarity against innocent civilians.
The prime minister said the agenda, based on RSS and Hindutva ideology, is aimed at not only removing the identity of the Kashmiri people but millions of the people residing in India as well. He, however, said this dream will not actualise.
He said the government and people of Pakistan will continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to their Kashmiri brethren.
Speaking on the occasion, Tony Ashai expressed gratitude to the premier for highlighting the Kashmir issue globally and drawing the world’s attention towards oppression and persecution being perpetrated by the Indian forces against innocent Kashmiri people.
He said raising the Kashmir issue at every forum, including the United Nations by the Prime Minister has exposed the RSS based agenda of the Modi government.
An architect by profession, based in California and being a Kashmiri, Tony Ashai has been a strong advocate of Kashmiris’ rights. – NNI