This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
IMRAN KHAN’S cabinet was sworn in today after Pakistan’s new prime minister pledged on TV to slash government spending and crack down on corruption.
“In Pakistan’s history, we have never seen as big an economic crisis as we are in today,” he said, promising to run the country as an “Islamic welfare state” on the principles espoused by the Prophet Mohammed when he established the state of Medina in the 7th century.
“We are an indebted nation with no money, no money to spend on our children, on our poor people, on our farmers. We cannot give clean drinking water to our people.”
The cricketer-turned-politician spoke of the need to maintain peace with Pakistan’s neighbours, the challenges of climate change and the need for civil-service reform.
He also spoke favourably of progressive taxation and social welfare systems in the Scandinavian countries, saying Pakistan should follow their example.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.