Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that accountability and meritocracy are the hallmarks of a successful democracy, adding that every leader will now be answerable to the public.
Addressing the sixth convocation ceremony at NAMAL College Mianwali, the premier highlighted the merits of a democracy and said no country in the world had progressed without accountability and meritocracy.
“The leaders are answerable to the people of the country and everyone in the government is accountable for spending public money,” he said, adding that investors who had left the country due to corruption were now returning.
Criticizing the opposition leader, the prime minister said Shehbaz Sharif used derogatory language against the Punjab chief minister.
"Usman Buzdar will [prove to] be the best chief minister of Punjab because his interests are [intertwined] with Pakistan's interests," he said.
The prime minister announced that modern technology, especially in agriculture, will be introduced in the country for sustainable development.
He advised the students to learn from failures by rectifying mistakes and asked them not to forget their culture, religion and teachings of the founding fathers of Pakistan.
“As a human, you ought to fulfil your basic needs first and then look around for those whom you can help, those less privileged than you,” he added.
The premier also congratulated the successful graduates and their parents on the occasion.