Addressing the ceremony, the prime minister said the mortgage facility has been introduced to provide loans to the people on easy installments so that they could construct the houses. He said negotiations are continuing with the banks to remove any impediments.
Imran also said that Pakistan only wants peace and don't want to be part of any confrontation and urged the US should first establish a political settlement before leaving Afghanistan. "Pakistan suffered 70,000 casualties, more than any other country by joining the American war..."
Speaking on the occasion, Imran Khan said through Ehsaas Bachat Bank Account, the women will be able to better utilise the cash assistance being given to them under Ehsaas Programme.
Addressing a ceremony in Gwadar on Monday, the prime minister said several projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring prosperity and development to the province. Imran said "Pakistan can benefit from its strategic location and also from the expertise of its best friend China.”
Imran said that the launch of the electric motorcycle was a futuristic step and that the government’s new policy on electric vehicles sets a roadmap and sets the direction for the future. Apart from reducing pollution, the PM said, the electric vehicle sector would generate employment opportunities too.
Imran said the opposition parties have been blackmailing the government since day one to grant them amnesty. He said that the NRO given to the opposition by Pervez Musharraf had had disastrous effects on Pakistan, leading to an increase in debt liabilities.
"She is my soulmate. She is my companion. I would not have survived without her. Only a fool doesn’t talk about everything with his wife. She has great wisdom,” he said in an interview to German magazine Spiegel.
According to Prime Minister Office, the portfolio of finance minister has been given to Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh while Azam Khan Sawati appointed as railways minister and Brigadier (read) Ijaz Ahmad Shah as minister for narcotics control.
"I want to pay tribute to GB scouts and those martyrs who gave sacrifices and freed this region. I wanted to congratulate people of GB on another thing: our decision to give GB provincial status. This decision has been taken while keeping in view the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions."