PM sets a precedent

Published on – December 12, 2018 – 7:00 am

In a historic review meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan reviewed the performance of every federal minister on Monday. The meeting lasted for 9 hours where every minister explained the performance of his or her respective field. According to sources, the review meeting was held in order to further improve the performance of every ministry and work towards the enhancement of people’s quality of life.

It was also added that during the meeting, the actions taken by respective ministries with regards to service delivery, austerity measure and future plans were discussed, with a view of how to improve each ministry’s performance. Also ministers were told that targets for three months would be given to them against which they would be required to submit implementation plans; it dismissed the rumor of cabinet reshuffle that had been in media for last few days.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) maintained that every minister was being asked tough questions and to explain what they had done so far. PTI said the performance of each ministry was being reviewed on the basis of three aspects which were: contribution to savings through austerity drive, number and [the] nature of new projects initiated as well a future roadmap.

It was also added that “Accountability is the main pillar of democracy. PM Khan upheld merit when he chose his ministers and he is upholding merit once again as he reviews the performance of all ministers at the completion of governments first 100 days”.

Earlier, PRIME Minister Imran Khan on Sunday tried to assuage apprehensions of the business community by making an announcement about launching of a new economic road map envisaging a strategy to overcome challenges and reset the country on the path to progress in the next six to nine months. Talking to members of the trading community in Karachi, he rightly pointed out that the country was not deficient in anything and the only thing it needed was an investor-friendly environment.

Analysts argue that there is no denying of the fact that PM khan is working by day and night to make Pakistan a genuine representative democracy. He has visited Saudi Arabia, China, Malaysia, and UAE in order to seek financial help and generate economic activity in the country.  His efforts are commendable for the majority of Pakistanis. PM’s Imran Khan who has repeatedly maintained that he will never compromise on the rule of law and nobody whether minister or ordinary people will ever be allowed to break the law.

He also made it clear that the ministries were awarded not on personal choices but on the basis of individual capacity and interest. Anyone not performing well, PM Khan has said, will have to go back to home. PM Khan has said more than once that his agenda is to work for the betterment of people and nobody in his cabinet will ever be allowed to rule. We are here to serve, said PM.

Moreover, it is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan that a PM himself chaired a meeting and reviewed the performance of all ministers and also gave them future tasks. Even ministers are required to be asked by someone about their performances; this would make them realize that they have responsibilities to perform and tasks to achieve that too in a given period of time.  This is established that Pakistan is prospering under the leadership of Mr. Khan who has promised to make a Naya Pakistan.