Real change can come only when the people are empowered and take their own decisions rather than following dictations, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday.
He said that his party was bringing such a local body system, which would empower the people and they would be able to make their own decision.
The PTI chief – who arrived in the area today – was briefed about the restoration of two dysfunctional power stations.
Addressing a gathering of elders Imran Khan said that a free nation makes its own decision and added Pakistan achieved freedom, but the nation was not freed.
Imran, who was flanked by K-P Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak and other party members, said the PTI-led government in the province is introducing laws that will bring big changes in the official setup.
He said that his party was bringing such a local body system in which the people would be free to make decisions on their own, they would have the power to elect their representatives.
He said the laws will give more power to the people, the PTI chief said united and empowered people can change the fate of the country.
PTI chief said poverty would not be eradicated unless a pro-people local body system was introduced. He said that no such local body system existed in Pakistan, which PTI was about to introduce.
“Our aim is to give local people the authority and control over the resources,” Imran said, adding that decisions for an area should be taken by the elected leaders of the place rather than from “distant leadership in Peshawar.”