'Change the old mentality', Imran Khan to Pakistani bureaucrats

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked bureaucrats to change the old mentality, saying that the old system can no longer work in 'Naya Pakistan ', according to a media report.

Khan said a capable bureaucracy has an important role in the economic development of the country, as it ordered bureaucrats to fulfill their duties on merit, the Express Tribune newspaper reported.

"We have to change the old mindset. The old system can no longer work in Naya (New) Pakistan ," Khan told a meeting of bureaucrats and senior police officers on Saturday, a day after he ordered a massive reshuffle in the bureaucracy, replacing at least 134 top officers.

Khan called for improving governance and law and order in Punjab province in Pakistan . He said the police department enjoyed the legal authority, but this power should only be used to serve the masses and bring improvement in the lives of the people.

In the past, police stations used to protect influencers. But now, his duty is to protect the poor against the powerful, the prime minister said, in an apparent reference to his political rivals.

He instructed police officers to exercise their legal powers only for public service.

Speaking on the apex court ruling in Army chief Gen 's extension case, Khan said the Chief Justice of Pakistan did not criticise his government's legal team in the short order.

The matter has been resolved now, I don't want to talk about it anymore, he said.

The president of the court, Asif Saeed Khosa, who headed a three-member Supreme Court bank, on Thursday granted a six-month extension to the army chief, General Bajwa, after obtaining a guarantee from the government that Parliament will approve a legislation on the extension/re-election of the head of the army. in six months

Khan also attacked the political rival and the head of JUI-F, Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

Fazlur Rehman came to Islamabad to get diesel permits, he said.

Khan said there was a mafia in the country who feared his corruption would be exposed and that they be imprisoned.