PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has announced the forthcoming elections’ manifesto of his party in terms of three E's, i.e. education, energy and economy. He has mentioned that the energy crisis would be solved in two years but has not specified any target for education and economy: when will Pakistan achieve 100 per cent literacy or become an Asian Tiger?

THE Pakistan People Party’s manifesto in the 2008 elections was five E’s, i.e. employment, education, energy, environment and equality. Why does the PML-N have to follow in the PPP’s footsteps? Why does it not have any innovative manifesto such as to establish the rule of law, merit, eradicate corruption, reforms in the civilian government services and deregulate the energy sectors.

People now want to know the details of plans and how they would be implemented as it is known to every Pakistani that political parties forget their manifestos after winning the election. The PML-N has been ruling 62 per cent of the Pakistani population and its performance in the field of education, energy and economy has been pathetic.

After the 18th Amendment, provinces have been empowered to generate electricity. So, why are single hydel projects using canal water not implemented? What are the power projects which the PML-N will implement to overcome energy crises? How will the theft of electricity and line losses be controlled?

The PML-N should also know that the new young voters want employment. The PML-N is already aware of the threat that the PTI poses in the upcoming elections and, therefore, should come up with more impressive manifestos.

S. TASADUQ Lahore

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Falcon
August 14, 2012 10:00 am
Couldn't agree with you more. In fact I think if it were not for Shahbaz Sharif, PMLN would have long been forgotten as a viable political force. On the contrary, PTI has policies out on energy and devolution reforms. On Aug. 24th, they plan to release comprehensive economic policy. Additional policies on education, healthcare, and governance reforms are in the pipeline. PMLN needs to get their act together if they want to be taken seriously against PTI.
Muhammad Alvi
August 14, 2012 1:27 pm
People must go by the record of the politicians, not by their manifesto's.
Muhammad Alvi
August 14, 2012 1:28 pm
Imran Khan does not have a bad record - go for him.
Ansar Ahmad Khan
August 14, 2012 5:09 pm
The political parties in their manifestos promise a lot, but after coming into power they fail to honor their commitment. The simple reason is that they do not take into account the obstacles. People Party is running the government with the support of several popular parties but still they are unable to deliver what they wanted. None of the parties will be in a position to rule as a single majority party. Support of other parties will be needed which means alliance. There is no gaurantee that there may be an alliance as is at present.. Therefore each and every party will have to explain how would they achieve their goals.
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