A year with new hopes and bright ambitions has commenced amid the growing inflation and hike in the POL prices. Prime Minister Imran Khan had promised to make the New Year an era of relief and the same was reiterated by the government ministers. But the beginning is not much encouraging although many brilliant projects have been initiated by the PTI government including the important health cards scheme.
Prime Minister has time and again, stressed making Pakistan an Islamic welfare state where nobody would be considered above the rule of law. Talking to eminent Islamic scholars online from the Muslim world on Saturday, he said only those nations can survive and flourish where rule of law is established in their territories.
Prime Minister said the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) raised the level of ethics and morality of the society to make Muslims a great nation.
The Prime Minister said that if a society does not have any moral standards and ethics it cannot dispense justice.
Similarly, PM Imran is also focused on the welfare of the masses focusing on solving the health woes and assisting the downtrodden by establishing panagahs.
Highlighting the benefits of health cards, the prime minister said that health cards will meet the health emergency of the marginalised section of the society.
He said that networks of hospitals will be established under this health card scheme and the private sector will be incentivised through this project. He said that the card will enable every family to avail of medical treatment of up to Rs1 million a year at both government and private hospitals.
Earlier, while inaugurating a Panahgah in Lahore, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the government was focusing on the development and welfare of downtrodden segments of society. The model of Riyasat-e-Madina emphasizes much on taking care of the poor and have-nots in the society.
Considering all these initiatives and the aim of the Prime Minister for making Pakistan a welfare state, we can expect a better 2022. However, the important thing which lacks in the policy-making of the Imran government is the awareness of the ground realities.
PM and his team are unaware of the issues being faced by the common men. This has not only increased the gaps between the government and masses but also, increased the distrust of the voters on the Imran-led PTI government.
Eventually, there are two important things which are needed to be considered by the incumbent government if they want to safeguard their political presence among the masses. Firstly, they must try to develop people-centric policies to provide relief to the masses. Along with working on a complex phenomenon that does not have a direct impact on common men, they should also develop a strong bond with the common voters. This can only be happened by providing relief to the masses. Secondly, the rude relationship between the government and opposition should end to give space to the common people’s issues to be discussed in the parliament. The politicians must join hands for providing relief to the masses if they want to visit common voters ahead of general elections.