Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf supporters wave the party flags. – File Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan-Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) unveiled its manifesto for the coming election on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

The ceremony was attended by party chief Imran Khan, Dr Shireen Mazari, Firdous Shamim Naqvi and other party leaders.

The new Pakistan arising out of PTI's election into power would not fight any other country's war, the manifesto revealed at a local five-star hotel in Islamabad said.

Khan said so far he had fulfilled every promise he had made and had conducted intra-party polls and awarded party tickets to the youth in this regard, adding that he would not make any promises which could not be fulfilled.

Revealing the party's manifesto, Khan announced that local body elections would be held within 90 days of PTI's election into power.

He vowed to eliminate corruption from the country, adding that he would not form any kind of a  coalition government.

He was of the view the parliamentarians' job was to make policies and not to carry out development projects. The PTI chief said his government would legislate on policy and the local government would carry out development work.

He further said that if his party was elected into power the entire country would be de-weaponised, with first priority accorded to Karachi.

The manifesto also emphasised on the prevailing energy crisis in the country and pledged an end to electricity load-shedding from the country within three years' time.

It further said that the public at large would be empowered and that the provincial governor and chief minister houses would be converted into libraries and educational institutes.

The anti-terrorism laws would also be changed, the manifesto promised, while highlighting terrorism as a key issue confronting Pakistan.

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April 9, 2013 4:09 pm
Why is Realistic in inverted commas? What is NOT realistic in the menifesto? Do you doubt the will and ability of the Pakistani nation to come out of this mess? You clearly seem to be promoting some sort of agenda against PTI and against Pakistan.
April 9, 2013 4:26 pm
Among others he seems to be the ray of hope. Good Luck Imran
Janee Doo
April 9, 2013 4:27 pm
i sure do hope to see this day when pakistan becomes the stable country, where people come for vacation and scared to go out in the evenings. I trust in his vision but he only cannot change the condition of pakistan, it will depend on the people of pakistan as well. Come on let's help rebuild this great country like it is destined to be.......Ameen
Aqil Siddiqi
April 9, 2013 4:31 pm
I wish and Pray, that Imran Khan will do, what he says. As far I am concern, he is the only hope left for Pakistan to survive .
April 9, 2013 4:37 pm
Very realistic and motivating. PTI continues to stand out from the pack
April 9, 2013 4:39 pm
Looks like this is what Pakistan needs at this time.
PTI supporter
April 9, 2013 4:45 pm
Imran Khan zindabad; we are with you.
April 9, 2013 4:52 pm
I have no idea why people support PPP and PML-N when they have consistently failed to deliver year after year. It goes against the basic mechanism of self preservation. Or are we so short sighted that we cast our votes based on short term monetary incentives. The people of Pakistan will have no one to blame but themselves if they squander this opportunity by electing the same tried and tested folks. I am hoping against hope that they surprise me by doing the right thing.
Abdul j Sheikh
April 9, 2013 4:57 pm
According to IK, he awarded most of election tickets to under 35 years of age. He himself is close to 60, how he gonna bridge the gap. I think he needs to reborn again.
Abdul j Sheikh
April 9, 2013 4:59 pm
That decision is made by somebody else. you know what I mean.
April 9, 2013 5:00 pm
I believe people of Pakistan will realize sooner or later that others who have ruled the country could not deliver. They don't have any other choice at this time, but PTI, the only party which can deliver.
April 9, 2013 5:04 pm
i am sorry to see the too little details of manifesto in the new item, but from what i read from other sources, if IK has to build NAYA Pakistan, then it is in accorance with that, great job PTI manifesto team :)
April 9, 2013 5:09 pm
From the current scnario I can see truth and hope in you only after ALLAH. I pray that the nation gives you the chance this time and test your promises. We have tested every other politician and they all proved to be Thugs and Thieves. We are all sick of them. May Allah succeed you in your true Mission of taking Pakistan to prosperity with the blessing of Allah and struggle of all Pakistanis. Geo Imran (Allah Pakistan ka aur tumhara nigheban ho).
April 9, 2013 5:16 pm
Good enough for me. All positive points and InshAllah PTI can get these done.
April 9, 2013 5:32 pm
Lets see if its all done, many politicians have made promises like these ones. I just hope he can deliver.
Nazim Khan
April 9, 2013 5:47 pm
I am sure that under the leadership of Imran, It is all doable. He is the man of integrity and strongly believe that he will definitely take strict action to do it on top priority. Nazim Khan Manchora
April 9, 2013 5:56 pm
Roll on PTI, may Allah be with you. Lets hope the nation can stand up its on its own two feet this timeand make the right chice by voting for PTI. The rest have tried and tested and they have done nothing but to bring carnage and destruction to the country. Its now or never situation.
April 9, 2013 6:09 pm
Pakistanis, you know who the right leader is this time. Leave those politics that your grandfather and father was part of. YAY HAI NAYA PAKISTAN
Such bolo
April 9, 2013 6:14 pm
May ALLAH Bless you Imran. Finally voice of Justice, sincerity, Common Sense and anti corruption coming out of Pakistani Politics Only Imran is the true leader among these fools politicians, vote for him if you want equal rights and Justice for your children. If you still fall for corrupt family political parties you have no one to blame but you. Remind you you should learn from last 5 years of government and opposition. You should see what your kids got compare to These Corrupt MNA's kids. You should also know that it was your money that these corrupt MNA's used for them Wake up and don't be afraid. Only fear ALLAH, rest is like dust in the wind Elect Imran as your next Prime Minister to see changes in your life and in Pakistan
Agha Ata (USA)
April 9, 2013 6:17 pm
Would it be a Secular Pakistan, as Jinnah dreamed? What about the laws about women and blasphemy laws?
April 9, 2013 6:23 pm
Just get good people in your team to stand for you in the upcoming elections,this is critical. Even the great cricketer Imran Khan needed Miandad and Mudassar to find his cricket destiny.Best of luck PTI,many of us are counting on you don't disappoint us.
Ali Shah
April 9, 2013 6:25 pm
Awesome manifesto. I really like it. Come on Imran we are with you.
April 9, 2013 6:25 pm
This give me hope. I have decided now - i vote for PTI
April 9, 2013 6:34 pm
Great job, PTI.
M. Asghar
April 9, 2013 6:52 pm
To win the elections , the PTI has to win absolutely also in the country side, where the majority of the electorate live faced with a vicious feudal presence that want to keep them under their control.
April 9, 2013 6:53 pm
The solution to Pakistan's current problems will result from 'thinking outside the box'. We need to find innovative solutions and devise a long-term policy aimed at improving the lives of our masses. That approach has been demonstrated by Imran Khan and his team over and over again. He gives hope to millions of those who have been deprived their basic rights in the past 65 years. In the next elections, let’s not try the tried ones, and give Mr. Khan a chance. Tariq Minhas, Houston, Texas.
April 9, 2013 6:55 pm
Imran Khan's manifesto: "would not fight any other country’s war". What this message says to the militants and terrorists in Pakistan who are not only fighting Americians and NATO countries but also Pakistan? This is a clear message to the militants and terrorist groups in Pakistan "You continue what you are doing, we will not stop you". Will Pakistan seek help from America or NATO countries if there is a large scale attack from an enemy country? Imran Khan's message is a shocking message to America and NATO countries at a time when Pakistan needs their friendship.
Irfan Butt
April 9, 2013 7:04 pm
PTI is the only hope for Pakistan now. Vote for Pakistan, vote for PTI!
mohammad shafique
April 9, 2013 7:12 pm
April 9, 2013 7:13 pm
Imran Khan and PTI is the only party that can get us out of this mess. Please vote wisely this time or we will end up in the ditch again for another five year. And we may not be able to come out of it next time!
April 9, 2013 7:23 pm
All sound very good. Let's elect PTI into power.
April 9, 2013 7:26 pm
This care taker Interior Minister should be dismissed immediately on the grounds of openly making a bias statement. In his opinion if Nawaz Sharif is the only real leader in Pakistan, I guarantee you this guy is very soon going to join the ranks of PML (N)
Azhar Hussain
April 9, 2013 7:32 pm
Most pragmatic manifesto so far. Inshallah Inshallah Naya Pakistan
Faisal Farooq
April 9, 2013 7:38 pm
April 9, 2013 7:38 pm
seems good but there is no steps regarding economic situation and sovergneity (DRONES)
Israr Hasan
April 9, 2013 8:14 pm
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto also raised a slogan of "New Pakistan" after debacle of East wing. Catchy slogans are okay for election season but they should accompanied with some commitments to fulfill them.
April 9, 2013 8:14 pm
we ve given every other parties to come to power and do what they had to do and where we stand is anybody's guess ... i would give chance to imran khan in this election and see what he can do .. i do not see any other party who deserves more chance then PTI .
April 9, 2013 8:52 pm
Very good manifesto. Now we have to wait to see if Pakistani public is aware of what is good for it and what is not. Hope they bring PTI to power. Inshallah.
April 9, 2013 8:59 pm
PML-N need to pack and leave now for dubai forever....
April 9, 2013 9:01 pm
Now that the talk the talk is over let us see how you are going to walk the walk? How are you going to de -weaponise?.
Hasnain Haque
April 9, 2013 9:08 pm
I do not live in Pakistan and have no desire to vote in Pakistan. However, I must say PTI is the only transparent, honest and realistic party which can bring about change in Pakistan. I really do hope that PTI is given a change to realise their promises as outlined in their manifesto. I hope the people of Pakistan realise that lot can be achieved when they elect honest candidates who are not standing to fill their pockets but to serve the nation. IK has made so many personal sacrifices for the country and it is now time for the people of Pakistan to do the same.
Jalaluddin S. Hussain
April 9, 2013 9:14 pm
All the best, Imran! It is easier said than done. There are strong internal and external forces which would not allow to do all that.
Julie C
April 9, 2013 9:15 pm
That's 'SADIQ' politics and 'AMEEN' democracy. Way to go, PTI .. kudos to IK. I hope we vote PTI to save Pakistan. I will!
April 9, 2013 10:06 pm
i hope the pti come into power and do something concrete for our neighbour country pakistan
April 9, 2013 10:15 pm
You think Imran Khan's party is going to win majority seats in the parliament. Readers please comment.
April 9, 2013 10:35 pm
Go, Khan, Go!!
April 9, 2013 11:20 pm
As the blind men says ... We will see ...
Ghulam Murtaza Malik
April 9, 2013 11:35 pm
I agree 100 % with Khan`s manifesto,wish him all the best. Pakistan needs a visionary leader like Imran khan and not the traditional corrupt politicians who have done nothing other than wealth accumulation and transferring that wealth to foreign countries.If these guys don`t want to invest in their own country,forget about foreign investors.Murtaza Malik,St.louis Missouri USA.
Muhammad Iqbal Khan
April 9, 2013 11:37 pm
these seem to be bold steps towards real change, for example policies making of parliamentarians, not developments funds, de-weaponisation of the country and not fighting other countries war on the cost of own people blood- total different from the status quo politics.
Aziz Rakla
April 9, 2013 11:41 pm
God will help Pakistan, but first we will have to help PTI and Imran Khan to win this election, please give generously to PTI election fund money and please go to polling station to vote on polling day. Govt. should annonce clear policy how overseas Pakistani's can vote
Javed abid, Australia
April 10, 2013 12:23 am
If only people of Pakistan vote for Tehreek e I nsaaf. This is a workable and a good manifesto in the first term of Imran Government. The dangers are there. Imran should himself take extra ordinary security measures of his own. Do not trust the existing security systems in the country.
April 10, 2013 12:41 am
Sound good but past experience of politician promises are nothing but lies. let's see if he honor his promises IF he win.
April 10, 2013 1:08 am
i am sure he will perform better than most of the past politicians.pakistan has some deep problems and will take more than three years to turn around.We need honest politicians at least for twenty years. People of Pakistan have to change their thinking in a more positive way with the humanity in mind.
April 10, 2013 1:17 am
For God sake give him a chance. I know this will never happened because you people are cowards and give vote to same PPP and PMLN and they keeping doing corruption
April 10, 2013 1:25 am
April 10, 2013 1:29 am
When there is a will , there is a way
Muhammad Asif
April 10, 2013 1:48 am
Allah may help you IK!
April 10, 2013 2:25 am
Here is the news: "The new Pakistan arising out of PTI’s election into power would not fight any other country’s war, the manifesto revealed at a local five-star hotel in Islamabad said." What this appear to mean is that there will no longer any attack by Pakistani armed forces on militant and terrorist groups in Pakistan.
Shahzad Latif
April 10, 2013 3:56 am
I am more interested in knowing what the plans are for tax defaulters including thetwo third lawmakers. So far, not even a single party has added that to its manifesto. For how long would we continue begging money from other countries?
April 10, 2013 6:53 am
Kudos to Imran Khan, he is pragmatic and he will deliver, his labor of 16 years needs to be recognized by electing him for a better Pakistan that is the solution. Used and damaged goods should be discarded. It is time for change.
April 10, 2013 6:55 am
Good manifesto.Now we need to see its realisation and implementation.We wish IK and his party a thumping majority in NA and PAs so that he is in a position to exert his authority without getting into compromises with status quo parties.And for that the silent majority must come out on 11 May and vote for PTI.
April 10, 2013 8:53 am
dear all, go ahead and support Imran Khan , He seems to be the only ray of hope for pakistan. say to Yes To PTI .
April 10, 2013 9:22 am
All Pipe Dreams. Ground Realities of Pakistan electoral system is entirely different. Nawaz Sharif will be back in power I guess. If somehow IK manages to come to power his condition would be not better than MOrsi of Egypt.
April 10, 2013 10:04 am
Comprehensive manifesto.........specially restoration of local government system & MPs restricted to policy making & top level implementation
April 10, 2013 11:00 am
There is no other way but up for Pakistan with the implementation of Imran Khan's promised manifesto, inshaAllah. The manifesto covers almost all the issues that need to be sorted. Goodluck PTI.
yusuf ali
April 10, 2013 11:22 am
say what you can do otherwise do not commit..WE look better future in you.God bless.
W Akhtar
April 10, 2013 11:23 am
Lets all vote for PTI and give him a chance
April 10, 2013 11:35 am
At least no false promises. All achieveable. I agree with the mandate and vote for Imran Khan.
Nadeem Raja
April 10, 2013 11:39 am
I believe the manifesto is achieveable and produced after thoughtfull process. Good Luck PTI
Nadeem Raja
April 10, 2013 11:50 am
I have been working for local governments in UK since 1993, as long as restorastion of local govt is concerened and deligation of development budget, can fully understand how it works and it will work. I strongly believe in engagng local people in to decsion making process on a local level. This would also freed up National assembly leaders to focus on issue on national interest. May "Allah be with those who are sincere with thier roots" Good Luck Pakistan & Good Luck PTI
April 10, 2013 12:12 pm
We believe in Imran to lead Pakistan to a bright future. He has the conviction to deliver. Vote for PTI to give yourself a chance of getting out of status quo
Magister Ludi
April 10, 2013 6:25 pm
Changes should come from ground up and from top down! Need to change the mindset of people not the promises of a government.
Ankahi Baatein
April 10, 2013 6:53 pm
At least Imran Khan has given Pakistanis something to look forward to! He should be given a chance to deliver his pledges, because all the rest are "Old Wine in New Bottles!" Pakistan can not afford the greedy, corrupt and selfish politicians of the past once more!
April 11, 2013 2:50 am
Let us be honest. Pakistan will never become "New Pakistan" whether it is governed by Imran Khan or Nawaz Sharif or any other leader. It will remain with all the problems that it has now. The militants and terrorists are the greatest threat to Pakistan and it is beyond the capability of Imran Khan to wipe out militancy and terrorism from Pakistan. Only one leader in Pakistan has experience and is capable to wipe out militancy and terrorism and being a former military general, he will have full support from Armed Forces. Pakistanis have this last chance to clean the country from militancy and terrorism. Imran Khan will be excellent future leader if he works closely with Pervez Musharraf..
Imran Riaz
April 11, 2013 8:00 am
The PTI manifesto is unique in nature. It's far away for traditional dialogues. From our childhood we are listening about Nawaz Sharif and Banazir and every time we are hoping by both leaders, but at the end we passed 28 years of our lives, but unfortunately all the dreams are still dreams. Resultantly most the young people of this country loose hops and stop dreaming which is the biggest evil on the way for progress. First time, Imran Khan came as a third power in our political sector, we need to support him to break the monopoly of the other two parties.
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