BANNU – Contradicting the tall claims made by the federal government regarding the progress made in energy and health sector, President Mamnoon Hussain expressed that no hospitals or dams were established in the last four years.
In his explosive speech on Wednesday, Mamnoon Hussain urged the masses to question the ruling elite about the utility of loan worth 14,800 billion taken by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz led federal government.
The speech, apparently ignored by mainstream media was made at the second convocation of University of Science and Technology Bannu (USTB), where the president also expressed his views about corruption and its impact on national growth.
“Corruption in recent decades destroyed the country and we need to play our part to get rid of this menace,” said Mamnoon Hussain.
The president declared that corruption was the biggest issue of today adding that in 2008, Pakistan had to pay a loan worth 7000 billion but it swelled after the inception of current government.
“After 2013, the government took loans worth 14,700 billion and masses are well within their rights in questioning the utility of that loan,” observed President Mamnoon.
The head of state did not mention anyone in his blunt outburst but expressed that politics of lies and deceit has inflicted a heavy loss to the country, Express News reported.
He also hastened to add that those who robbed this country of its resources would face the revenge of nature.
In a flagrant contradiction with his earlier observation, he said that Pakistan’s economy was moving in the right direction and the economic progress under the PML-N government was highly praised by the top monetary and financial organisations of the world.
“The country’s reserves stood at about $20 billion due to the government’s goal-oriented economic policies,” Mamnoon Hussain said.
He also highlighted different aspects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and claimed that it would make Pakistan a very important country in the region besides bolstering trade and industrialisation by connecting peoples and states of the region.
President Mamnoon noted that political stability was inevitable for the stability of the economy and sustained economic development.
He also announced Rs 5 million for Bannu Institute of Nuclear Medicine Oncology and Radiotherapy (BINOR) in order to provide best medical treatment facilities to poor patients of southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, federal minister for housing Akram Khan Durrani, USTB vice-chancellor Prof Abid Ali Shah and provincial minister for higher education Mushtaq Ghani also spoke on the occasion.