Islamabad: In his maiden speech after taking over as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on late Sunday night said that it is important to change the direction of the country or else it will head towards disaster.
Addressing the country, the new Prime Minister said, "If we do not change our direction we will head towards disaster."
Further hitting out at the corrupt politicians of the country, he said that his government will fix the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). "The corrupt people will make a lot of noise when we target them. They might come onto the streets or say that democracy is under threat. Either Pakistan will be saved or these corrupt people," he added.
Underlining the economic condition of Pakistan, Khan said that it is essential to create investment opportunities for overseas Pakistanis.
He also pledged to make a high-powered task force to recover money stashed out of Pakistan 'illegally', saying that the people indulged in such acts are the real criminals of the country.
The 22nd Pakistan Prime Minister further stressed on improving the health care system and condition of government schools in the country.
Further raising concern on the cases of child abuse in the country, Khan assured strict action against the perpetrators and also pitched for better law and order situation in the country.
"I am happy about the change in the police system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This was a major reason for our election victory in the province. Nasir Durrani will be given an advisory in the Punjab cabinet to fix the police in the province. We will work with the Sindh government to also do this," Khan said.
Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, took oath as the Prime Minister of the country on August 18.