Wait for three months before criticising decisions taken by PTI: Pak PM Imran Khan

Islamabad, PakistanUpdated: Sep 01, 2018, 08:18 PM IST

File photo of Imran Khan. Photograph:(Reuters)

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday asked media organisations and his political rivals to wait for three months before criticising the decisions taken by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

Addressing media at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad on Friday, Khan was quoted by Pakistani media as saying, "The first year will be difficult for Pakistan."

Reiterating his commitment of eradicating corruption, Khan said, "There will be neither any NRO-like agreement in the future nor anyone will be spared from accountability."

The cricketer-turned-politician underscored that there would be a marked difference on how the country would be run by his government, adding that the posts of the cabinet ministers are not permanent and could be changed on the basis of the performance, The Dawn reported.

Khan vowed to transform social services and overhaul the agricultural sector of the country. He added that many countries, such as the United States, are keen to invest in the country.

He stressed that he wanted to improve relations with the neighbouring countries, including India.

The 65-year-old leader has presented a 100-day plan, calling for the strengthening of various state institutions, revitalising Pakistan's economy and transforming the nation into an "Islamic welfare state."