Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, ousted in April this year by a no-confidence vote by a united opposition, said a major overhaul was needed to “transform Pakistan”, highlighting the need for “experts” to help transform the economy.
In an exclusive interview with Aaj News’ Rana Mubashvir and Business Recorder’s Research Head Ali Khizar, Khan said his tenure in government was a huge learning experience, admitting that there was a lack of expertise within the bureaucracy.
“My previous 3.5-year tenure was a huge learning experience,” he said during the interview that aired Saturday. “The first year was the most difficult because I realized that our bureaucracy lacked efficiency. We had no expertise in the IT sector.
“When you bring in people from abroad, it has to be done in advance. Once you’re in government, firefighting takes up most of your time, so it’s hard to recruit people. This time, we have started the exercise right away,” Khan said, outlining a rough economic roadmap as he aggressively moves to call for fresh general elections.
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