Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Saturday said that to make Pakistan a welfare state is my ultimate goal.
In an interview, PM Imran Khan said that in the past political recruitments were made in the institutions and our government has brought people in the institutions on merit.
Criticism is an essential part of society and there has to be freedom in place for it, the premier said.
The premier added that we have made the institutions independent and the government has no control over the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The Prime Minister, however, said that what some segments of the media label as U-turns, are just parts of my strategy. He said some of the criticism on him is replete with malicious intent and those who perpetrate it are exposed on their own.
The reason behind my change in the strategy is to materialize a win, he said, adding that even in the times of cricket, he had to tolerate people criticizing his decisions.
PM Imran said that after Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, he is the only leader who has fought a long political struggle because Maryam Nawaz got a position in the party because of Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto came to the party because of his political relationships.
The Prime Minister said his only vision is to transform Pakistan into a welfare state and it is towards this goal that he has been struggling.
On the foreign front, he said that his government owns the foreign policy and underscored that Pakistan will not be a party to any controversy between any of the Islamic countries.