Prime Minister Imran Khan says elite economy and absence of rule of law had not only deprived majority of the people of basic amenities but also kept the country from achieving its immense potential.
In an online interaction with a US-based Islamic scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, he said no society could ever achieve its potential if there is no rule of law.
He said merit is also associated with rule of law. If you do not have meritocracy in a society, you have this elite which is spoiled, rich and which did not strive and struggle and they sit on the main positions.
The prime minister said the fundamental principle of a civilised society is the rule of law where powerful is also equally answerable to the law.
Imran Khan said the biggest problem in the developing countries is the absence of rule of law and discriminatory laws for rich and the poor.
He said that he wanted to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state based on the concept of state of Madina. We want to base this country on two principles. One it should be a welfare state and humane state which takes care of its bottom strata of society and second rule of law.
Imran Khan said the leadership that came up through the political system was just too divorced from faith so they came in for power and compromised for staying in power and gain personal benefits.
The Prime Minister said feeling sympathy with poor people and the county, he came into politics with the faith to make Pakistan a welfare state, where rule of law would prevail.
He said according to all religions, the human being would be tested based on the benefits and privileges given in life.
He said he was not in politics to make personal gains or get benefits of power.
The Prime Minister said in Pakistan only one percent had access to quality education and others did not have opportunities.
He said the government started the greatest welfare programmes in the country’s history. Our objective is to lift people out of poverty, create wealth and spread it around and break the monopoly of the elite and mafias.