Imran Khan, the ex-prime minister of Pakistan, has shared his secret to success: never give up. Speaking on Sunday at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Imran remarked, “I learned my lessons in sport – you only lose when you quit.” Numerous other world leaders were also there, including His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
Imran attributed his path to success to his 20-year cricketing career, which was highlighted by Pakistan’s stunning victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Imran said: “In the 20 years of my cricket career, I have seen many talented players, but they did not succeed because they had the fear of losing.” To succeed, you must take chances.
He declared, “Now is the moment to invest in Pakistan and take chances because we will help people gain money.” Shaikh Mohammad was reported by Imran as saying that successful businesspeople must take risks.
Invest in Pakistan
Imran urged investors to engage in Pakistan’s diverse industries in order to benefit from the government’s pro-business policies. In what is regarded as one of his best speeches, Imran described his vision for the government and the reason he became the prime minister of Pakistan. It was his debut at such a large venue where more than 4,000 people had assembled from 40 different countries.
“I aim to end poverty in my nation by establishing a welfare state modelled after the State of Medina during the lifetime of the Prophet Mohammad” (PBUH).
Corridor of power
Imran shared his battle to reach the halls of power, saying that when he first entered politics in 1996, people would make fun of him. I never gave up and I always learned from my mistakes. In my first election (1997, my party was defeated), I only received one seat (2002). I abstained from voting in 2008. In 2013, I was able to contact the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province administration. In 2018, I received the most votes—70 million—and established the government in Pakistan.
Imran stated that his administration is making a lot of effort to build Pakistan in the same manner as the State of Medina, based on the ideals of justice, humanism, merit, and accountability. He claimed that without enhancing governance, establishing accountability, and reducing corruption, he claimed, neither society nor a nation could advance.
And when it comes to the accountability process, Imran doesn’t exhibit any bias. Asif Ali Zardari has been prohibited from traveling, and a number of senior figures are being prosecuted on corruption charges, in addition to the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Even Aleem Khan, a minister and prominent member of his own party, was detained by him last week on suspicion of corruption. He has repeatedly rejected any attempt at reconciliation with the corrupt, which had been the hallmark of previous administrations.
The state of Medina says, Imran Khan
Justice and welfare were the two pillars on which the State of Medina was founded, and that is what he was implementing in Pakistan. He claimed that through respecting the rule of law and placing a strong emphasis on pursuing knowledge, the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be upon Him) had established the first welfare state on Earth. He said that in 30 years, China’s 700 million people had been lifted out of poverty. He added, “The PTI government also believes in investing in the country’s human resources to uplift the common people.” Of Pakistan’s 220 million people, 50% are below the poverty line, and 20% are living in extreme poverty. “I want to end poverty and assist individuals in earning money fairly,” he declared.
He also provided examples of the UAE’s development and the lessons it has taught the world. He continued, “I want Pakistan to rise, and I look to the UAE as an example.”
The Pakistani prime minister pleaded with his people to be patient, saying that although the reforms would be difficult initially, everyone would eventually gain.
He added that Pakistan has the biggest potential for tourism and the government is concentrating on that industry. “We are pursuing a reform programmer to build Pakistan on modern lines, which includes facilitating the ease of doing business, altering tax rules, and attracting investments,” he said. “By offering visa on arrival to more than 70 nations, we are opening Pakistan to the rest of the globe.”
IMF’s chief meeting with Imran Khan
Our perspectives on the necessity of implementing significant structural reforms to set the nation on the road to sustainable development, in which the most vulnerable parts of society are protected, converged during our discussion today with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
Imran made the most of his trip to Dubai by meeting Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s managing director, on the fringes of the World Government Summit. At the meeting, he reaffirmed the government’s commitment to implementing structural and governance changes as well as enhancing social protection in the nation.
The IMF Managing Director commended Pakistan’s government for its efforts to stabilize the economy thus far. Legarde declared that the IMF would continue to assist Pakistan in maintaining its economic recovery. The two parties decided to collaborate on policy priorities and reforms targeted at decreasing imbalances and establishing the groundwork for a growth path in Pakistan that creates jobs. The Pakistani government and IMF personnel would continue to negotiate over the specifics of a program before reaching a final agreement.
Christine Lagarde of the IMF makes a remark following her meeting with Imran Khan of Pakistan.
Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, met with Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today in Dubai as part of the World Government Summit that the United Arab Emirates is hosting. Following the meeting, Lagarde made the following proclamation:
“I had a pleasant and fruitful conversation with Prime Minister Khan. We talked about recent economic developments and Pakistan’s prospects in the context of continuing negotiations for a program backed by the IMF.
“I emphasized once more that the IMF is prepared to assist Pakistan. I also emphasized that Pakistan could rebuild its economic resilience and establish the groundwork for greater and more inclusive growth if it adopted clear policies and a comprehensive package of economic reforms. In order to raise people’s living standards in a sustainable way, it is important to protect the poor and strengthen governance, as stated in the new government’s policy plan.