Ayn Rand's quote represents 'Pakistan inherited by the PTI govt', says Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday cited a text by the Russian-American author and philosopher, Ayn Rand, as being a representation “so apt for the Pakistan inherited by the PTI govt”.

In a Twitter post, Khan shared the screenshot of a post from social media captioned: “Ayn Rand wrote this almost 60 years ago. It’s frightening how accurate this statement is today.”

Rand is quoted as saying: “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.”

Twitter/Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI)/Screenshot via Geo.tv

The Russian author is known for two of her best-selling novels: The Fountainheadand Atlas Shrugged.