The Straits Times: Khan walks the talk in Pakistan austerity campaign

Imran Khan. (REUTERS)

August 21: The Straits Times states that Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office's fleet of bullet-proof cars. In his first address to the nation as Premier on Sunday, Mr Khan set out his vision for a "New Pakistan" and spoke at length about the need to reshape the country by introducing an Islamic welfare system, reducing poverty and slashing high debt levels.

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