Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday used a cricket analogy from his days as a participant and captain to spotlight his nation’s useful resource richness and growth potential. Khan, who led Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup title, spoke about Pakistan’s dominance over India when he was an energetic cricketer. He additionally spoke about Pakistan’s triumphs over the arch rivals in area hockey.
“In 60s, Pakistan was shining and it was like an Asian role model. I grew up with that hope but we let ourselves down because unfortunately democracy couldn’t get grounded in Pakistan. When democracy faltered, army came in…,” Khan stated at a breakfast session on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerland.
“When I was playing cricket, India was seven times of our size but we regularly quashed them. In hockey and so many other games also. We were great,” he stated.
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Imran Khan stated Pakistan was an enormous pressure in hockey and so many different sports activities too, whereas it has all the time been a wealthy nation by way of human and pure sources, however an entrenched corruption derailed the growth story over the previous few a long time.
Khan sought to undertaking Pakistan’s financial growth potential saying the nation has large pure sources resembling copper and gold. “I was told just the profit of only two blocks was two billion dollars. We have huge coal reserves. But we falter on productivity.”.
Khan stated he learnt from his preliminary days in cricket that there isn’t a prize for coming second within the skilled world of sports activities. “There is no sympathy for losers,” he stated.
Imran Khan was one of many main all-rounders of his time and led his workforce to their solely Test sequence win in India in 1986/87. He picked up 362 wickets in 88 Test matches and in addition scored 3807 runs.
He additionally picked up 182 wickets in 175 ODIs and in addition scored 3709 runs at a mean of 33.41.
(With PTI inputs)