Prime Minister Imran Khan quoted famed Russian-American author Ayn Rand to depict the situation of current day Pakistan, on Sunday.
The premier – who is enjoying the scenic beauty of scenic Northern areas now a days – took to Twitter and shared a quote by the philosopher, pointing out the similarities of how the statement presented by Rand is an ‘apt’ representation of the situation of Pakistan that was handed over to him.
This is so apt for the Pakistan inherited by the PTI govt. pic.twitter.com/MHUJWkDUMQ
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 7, 2019
“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion—when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in good, but in favors—when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you—when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed,” Rand had stated in the quote shared by Pakistan’s premier.
The premier had earlier shared a quote of Rabindranath Tagore, mistakenly attributing it to Kahlil Gibran.
Those who discover and get to understand the wisdom of Gibran's words, cited below, get to live a life of contentment. pic.twitter.com/BdmIdqGxeL
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 19, 2019
The premier faced flak by the social media users for wrongly attributing the quote, however, he did not edit or remove it.