ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is responding to public queries via telephone today, live, during a PTI programme.
In response to a question as to why there was no rule of law in Pakistan, the prime minister said the powerful and the weak should both be equal before the law.
He said it would take time for change to take shape in Pakistan, adding that expecting the country to be reformed overnight would only lead to disappointment.
"I can't turn on a switch and rivers of milk will flow," he said.
He credited Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) with establishing the State of Madinah where everyone was equal before the law.
The prime minister shared the example of Germany, Japan and other states who were destroyed after World War II but managed to stand on their own feet within a span of 10 years.
"Countries are destroyed when the heads of governments steal money in the billions and send them abroad," he said.
The premier is undertaking the initiative as part of the programme “Aapka Wazir- e-Azam Aap Kai Sath” which began its live telecast from 1:30 pm on PTV.
The public can call and speak to the prime minister dialing 051-9224900. The live interaction will be aired through radio and other social media platforms.
The prime minister has been regularly appearing in live TV programmes, enthusiastically joined by people from every walk of life who frequently pose different questions about national, global and other common issues.
These questions are then answered by the prime minister, sometimes with the help of some members of his cabinet.