ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has directed his party’s candidates contesting May 11 elections “to ensure door-to-door campaign personally” and to reach out to every family in their respective constituencies by April 30.

“Every family must be visited and literature containing leadership’s message, PML-N’s achievements and our future plans from manifesto may please be delivered,” says the directive issued by Mr Sharif.

When contacted by telephone, deputy secretary general of the party Ahsan Iqbal, who is busy in running the campaign for the National Assembly seat from Narowal, said though running a door-to-door campaign was an important part of the SOP (standard operating procedure) for electioneering across the world, the party leadership wanted its strict implementation for the May 11 polls.

Mr Iqbal regretted that the PML-N had constantly been demanding change in bureaucracy at the centre as well as in Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, but to no avail. He called for providing a level playing field to all the political parties in the coming general elections and said a massive change in bureaucracy was needed in three provinces as it had already done in Punjab by the caretaker government.

Stating that there is no excuse for delaying the elections, the PML-N leader urged the people to participate in the elections and cast their votes in favour of his party so that it could form a strong government.

A PML-N spokesman, Asim Khan, said the directives for ensuring door-to-door campaign had been issued by Mr Sharif keeping in view the fact that the candidates had this time got limited time to run the campaign due to an unprecedented and lengthy process of nomination papers’ scrutiny.

He said the party leadership believed that an effective door-to-door campaign would help candidates in reaching out to their constituents and spreading the party’s message to the masses at grassroots level.

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Faiza G R Bhatt
April 22, 2013 2:24 am
of course copy and paste League will do whatever PTI is doing ahead of it.
Ijaz Haqqani, Riyadh,Saudi Arabia
April 22, 2013 2:29 am
Good idea by Nawaz to go door to door but with a giant size begging bowl for vote and kicking them later once if elected. At-least voter could contribute to provide Zakat or Sadaqa in case they do not give votes but to make PML-N to survive upon massive losses Inshallah. Both giver and taker will earn rewards by God Almighty.
Ms.Saiqa, York University, Toronto, Canada
April 22, 2013 2:38 am
Cheap quality reached to bottom of sea limit and he is planning his men to go door to door where he never visited in his whole life but just for vote. It is just a shame and surprisingly if he is elected than country will ruin automatically.
No Fear
April 22, 2013 3:14 am
why is this guy always copying pti?
Shahpur
April 22, 2013 3:15 am
This guy is desparate. Musharraf is back. and the stage is just being set.
sirjee
April 22, 2013 2:07 am
oh really??? copy/paste of tabdeli razakaar program
Zahrah
April 22, 2013 7:57 am
Copying Imran Khan .. COPY-CATS .. without ideas, without vision! PLEASE, we MUST vote in this election and MUST think seriously who we vote for, people! Vote Imran Khan, save Pakistan!
azhar
April 22, 2013 2:11 am
you are copying what PTI has been doing!!! PTI will prevail! INSHALLAH!!!!!!
Zinc
April 23, 2013 10:55 am
Isn't the whole of IJI is convicted in Mehrangate Scandal, how come they are able to contest in this election, Pure Hypocrisy , I mean out of 23000 candidates , only Musharraf is disallowed to contest elections Shame on ECP and SC.
PTI TR
April 22, 2013 9:36 am
Nawaz sharif is best Copy Cats
A sincere Pakistani
April 22, 2013 8:34 am
No doubt PML(N) has the most experienced and dedicated team to run the country. For a real change leading to prosperous Pakistan vote for PML(N).
Amin Hussain
April 22, 2013 4:13 am
Has this man ever had an original idea in his life?
Immad
April 22, 2013 7:43 am
Door to door campaign to deceive people! Mr Sharif you hold assets worth almost 200 billion outside Pakistan, from the money you looted in your tenures. Dont you have any shame or moral values?
SheeshaDude
April 22, 2013 7:18 am
Or more like out of fear from getting hit hard by IK's tsunami !! When was the last time PML-N followed this "Standard Operating Procedure" .. Life is not easy anymore Mr. NS !
sfomann
April 22, 2013 6:39 am
What leadership’s message can he possible give? More lies, false promise of good things coming etc? The question is that are we the people of Pakistan going to buy into these lies once again and suffer for another 5 years. I, unfortunately believe that this time if these same old politician come again, we as a country will not survive..
mahmud chowdhury
April 22, 2013 6:26 am
nawaz sharif would be the best person as president of pakistan.
Uneeb
April 22, 2013 4:53 am
The only agenda Mr. Sharif has to follow whatever the great Imran Khan Says !!!
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