Staff Reporter Islamabad
Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the Muslim countries to follow the basic principles of State of Madina, the foundation of which was laid by Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), to rise again in the world.
He was virtually delivering a keynote address at the International Conference on Civilizational values in the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) Seerah organized by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at Rabat, Morocco on Thursday.
Quoting Philosopher Poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, he said whenever in history the Muslims have risen up, they have gone back to the old principles embedded in the State of Madina.
The Prime Minister said the very principles of this state were based on rule of law, meritocracy and compassion.
Imran Khan said our Holy Prophet set up the first welfare state in the history of mankind where the state took responsibility of the weak segments of the society including the poor, the orphans, the widows and the elderly people.
Imran Khan said this unique state also brought the powerful under the law.
He noted that this is the main thing which distinguishes between the civilized and banana states.
Alluding to China, the Prime Minister said this rising power took out over seven hundred million people out of poverty in thirty years besides bringing ministerial level people under the law. He said this is the basis of a society which emerges and ascends.