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New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 20, 2018 15:26

New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan called for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office’s fleet of bullet-proof cars. In his first address to the nation as premier, Khan set out his vision for a “New Pakistan” and spoke at length about the need to reshape the country by introducing an Islamic welfare system, reducing poverty and slashing high debt levels. Khan a former cricket legend, was sworn in as prime minister after his party swept to power in last month’s election. A firebrand populist, Khan’s appeal has soared in recent years on the back of his anti-corruption drive, which has resonated with young voters and the expanding middle class in the mainly-Muslim nation of 208 million people.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 20, 2018 15:26

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