Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing problems facing the country, including inflation and the current political situation – at Tiger Power Conventions in Islamabad.
The speech came a day after the Opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) held its first show of force in Gujranwala.
He began his speech welcoming Tiger Power volunteers and thank them for their enthusiasm. Several times he was disturbed by the crowd, who continued to shout loudly in support of the prime minister.
“You must be quiet. You must listen to me quietly,” he asked many times. “It’s important for me to say what I need to say.”
He then thanked Tiger Power for its activities since its inception on March 28.
“I want to say thank you on behalf of the nation,” he said, before being interrupted and having to ask for more calm.
“You’ll enjoy what I say if you shut up. Because there was a circus last night and I wanted to talk about it too.”
Resolve Tiger Powerwhich mostly consisted of young volunteers, according to him, it was important for them to understand the position and importance of their work.
“Volunteer forces have a high position in society, because you have to protect the rights of our citizens. This is a big role in democracy: Tigers, you have a big role to play. Pakistanis are a nation that defends their country,” he said.
“I can’t talk to you every day, so listen to me: We are a nation of big hearts.
“There is a shortage of wheat in Pakistan because in the last two years it has rained at the wrong time due to climate change,” he said.
“I called you today because there is inflation in our country and there are many reasons for that. The rupee has fallen against the dollar because when we got government we had the biggest trade deficit.”
“There’s a $ 40 billion trade deficit. When the rupee falls, whatever we buy from outside, the price goes up – like gas, gasoline and electricity – all of this goes up. I’m not referring to diesel on purpose,” he said.
Referring again to irregular rainfall, which he blames for wheat shortages, PM Imran Khan said, “It rains when the wheat is supposed to be crushed. That reduces the supply of wheat, and we see a deficit. We need 7.2 million tonnes of wheat. In a deficit, the price of wheat goes up.”
“We learned too late about the shortage, because the system we have is not right. We have overcome the deficit by importing [wheat]. ”
“I need your help fighting hoarding. What you have to do is you won’t interfere. You all have cell phones: you have to take pictures and post them on the portal we have launched.”
“It is the government’s job to take action, responsibility [finding who is] the hoard is yours, “he said.
“You will help with the administration. You will not interfere – because [you have to realise] that people will do [pose as] The tiger blackmailed the shop owner, which was why [I am asking] you don’t interfere, “he warned.
“Sugar factory producers are few in number, and most of them are very powerful. The Sharifs and the Zardaris both own a sugar factory. For the first time, a detailed investigation is being held regarding sugar. I am telling the nation today that with the plan we are introducing, you are. will not get sugar that is too expensive, “he said.