ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the coronavirus vaccine will be administered as per the laid down criterion without any discrimination between rich or poor.
Interacting with the general public on the telephone in Islamabad on Monday, he said that our policy is to administer the vaccine to the frontline health workers in the first phase and in the next phase, the vaccine will be given to those above sixty years of age or faced with some serious diseases.
He assured that the vaccine will be administered as per the laid down criterion without any discrimination.
The prime minister said the state of Medina was based on modern concepts such as rule of law. He expressed the commitment to build Pakistan on the same principles as there is no other way. He said Pakistan is on the course of becoming a great nation.
He said the subject of Seerat un Nabi (SAW) will now be taught in the classes of seven, eight and nine.
When asked about Islamophobia, the prime minister stressed all the Muslim countries will have to unitedly raise its voice to address the issue. He said he has also written letters to the heads of Muslim countries in the wake of France incident. He said under the garb of freedom of expression, the western countries are hurting the sentiments of Muslims.
To a question, Imran Khan said developing backward areas of the country including Balochistan and tribal districts is the foremost priority of the government. He said we have given a historic package for the development of South Balochistan and it envisages a whole range of different projects including those related to connectivity. He said we have also decided to provide 3G and 4G facility in these areas to bring improvement in the living standards of the people there.
Imran Khan said the government has initiated Naya Pakistan Housing program to provide low cost housing units to the low income groups. Responding to a question about Gilgit Baltistan, the PM said the government will make all out efforts to turn this region into a tourism hub. He said several projects have been envisaged for this purpose which will bring prosperity in the lives of the people. He said a grid station and small hydro power projects will be established in Gilgit Baltistan to address its electricity issues. He said road infrastructure projects will also be executed to open the region for tourism.