Good governance, merit imperative for country’s development: Imran Khan

CHAKDARA: PTI Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday said governance and leadership were interrelated, and a country could make progress when its institutions were strong and supremacy of law was ensured.

Addressing students of University of Malakand (UoM) here, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman said that rule of law and good governance were the only prerequisite for improving the merit system. A better merit system would ensure good delivery system while poor governance and violation of merit ruined the performance of the government institutions.

An atom bomb cannot cause as much loss to a country as the poor performance of any state organ could be, he explained.

Imran Khan said that there are no dearth of minerals and natural resources in the country adding Switzerland has no mountains like Pakistan. No country in the world matches our mountains’ range he said adding even some countries in the world have only mountains and they are prosper because their institutions are strong and service oriented.

He maintained that incompetent and inefficient Vice Chancellor of University could not compete with the university whose Vice Chancellor was appointed on merit and competency.

He said that when PTI formed government in KP in 2013 there was shortage of 50 percent teachers in the government schools which the government has filled. He said that the KP government has put the KP police on right path even the Sindh IGP has acknowledge this fact.

Imran Khan said that crime ratio decreased by 70 percent in KP due to better policing despite the facts KP police was targeted the most by the militants being the frontline force in war against terror.

He expressed resolve PTI government will not take any loan from foreign countries, he vowed.

Advisor to Chief Minister on Higher Education, Mushtaq Ghani on the occasion presented four-year performance report of UoM. Vice Chancellor UoM Dr. Rehmat Ali, Deputy Commissioner Lower Dir Ata-ur-Rehman, District Police Officer Nosher Khan and Assistant Commissioner Shah Jameel presented on the occasion.