ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis and professionals are pinning their hopes on Imran Khan as the Pakistan Tehreek- e-Insaf (PTI) is set to form the next government, saying that the time has come to deliver on his vision of a new, prosperous Pakistan after winning the nation’s trust.
Pakistanis settled in the UK and professionals hailing from his hometown said if incentives are given with genuine one-window facilitation to cut through red tape, they would mull over the option of investment for playing their role in overcoming the crippling economic crisis, they said.
Amman Yusaf, working in optometry in central London said it was encouraging to hear Imran Khan tap the potential of over 7 million overseas Pakistanis fanned out across the globe to surmount the daunting challenge of eliminating corruption.
“But the real hiccup is
Pakistan’s expatriates will be ready to respond provided they have a solid guarantee that their investment will remain safe and they will not be dragged into unnecessary litigation by locals. Being able to concentrate on business ventures thus necessitates requisite judicial reforms too, said Amman.
“We’re going to run Pakistan in a way it’s never been run before,” Imran said in his victory speech after he bowled out his opponents while his supporters took to the streets in celebration.
Imran narrowed the focus onto
“In Pakistan, the main problem is not extremism,” The New York Times quoted Imran saying in a recent interview.
“We are a governance failure. And in any Third World country, the moment the governance collapses, mafias appear.” The PTI chief’s emphasis on the rule of law also went down well with overseas Pakistanis like Maham Malik who hails from Namal Valley and has just graduated from Durham University Law School (England) with first class
“The underlying theme of his plans for the future rests on the very essence of constitutionalism and power which the law strives to uphold. A leader willing to
“In most parts of the world, particularly developing countries,
Meanwhile, in his home district Mianwali, the people expect much more to unravel the web of poverty. Moeen Abbas, an MBA graduate from Oxford who grew up in Namal, proposed that even if the cattle market at Bun Hafizjee every Thursday could be expanded into the foodgrain market, it could be a harbinger of change in the development of the poor of the area. This market already performs the much-needed job of eliminating the middleman in rural markets. “Like many small towns, the ‘mandi’ (market) is deeply rooted in the socioeconomic system of Namal Valley. Cobblers and farmers toil all year round, artisans sweat to craft their wares, and people of the valley flock to buy these items at dirt cheap prices,” said Moeen, who works as a consultant in Islamabad.
The president of PTI in Namal, Shaukat is jubilant over the victory of his party. He said it was the people’s faith in Imran’s honesty and his vow to rid the country of corruption which captured their imagination.