ISLAMABAD (NNI): Hinting at the people s court (elections), freshly elected Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said on Tuesday that there is going to be a court bigger than the session of National Assembly (NA) which would deliver its verdict soon.
Abbasi addressed the session of National Assembly presided over by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq after he was elected.
In his first speech as the premier for 45 days, Abbasi said that he thanks all political parties across the board including the elements who mention his and his colleagues names in their routinely criticism.
He said that 45 days or 45 hours, he was elected to work in the best interest of the state and its people and that is exactly what he would do.
He would work equal to that of 45 months in the 45 days that he has been given, Abbasi vowed.
The interim prime minister said that the government would make decisions, though difficult, but are needed. Abbasi said that if his cabinet would approve, he would take action against personal guards of VIPs for keeping automatic guns that only state-sanctioned law enforcers should possess.
PM Abbasi said that betterment in education sector, hospitals and to counter energy crisis among various challenges are what the government aims to address.
He said that the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) restored peace in Karachi and now it was time to shift gears over development.
He defended the former prime minister by saying that even his political opponents would vouch for the alleged fact that Nawaz did not resort to illegal means, graft or corruption. NNI