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PTI announces manifesto of 'realistic' promises


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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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Azhar Apr 09, 2013 04:09pm
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.
Kris Apr 09, 2013 04:26pm
Among others he seems to be the ray of hope. Good Luck Imran
Janee Doo Apr 09, 2013 04:27pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 04:31pm
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 .
Falcon Apr 09, 2013 04:37pm
Very realistic and motivating. PTI continues to stand out from the pack
Imran Apr 09, 2013 04:39pm
Looks like this is what Pakistan needs at this time.
PTI supporter Apr 09, 2013 04:45pm
Imran Khan zindabad; we are with you.
Maya Apr 09, 2013 04:52pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 04:57pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 04:59pm
That decision is made by somebody else. you know what I mean.
Imran Apr 09, 2013 05:00pm
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.
Noor Apr 09, 2013 05:04pm
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 :)
Khalid Apr 09, 2013 05:09pm
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).
waqas Apr 09, 2013 05:16pm
Good enough for me. All positive points and InshAllah PTI can get these done.
Qasim Apr 09, 2013 05:32pm
Lets see if its all done, many politicians have made promises like these ones. I just hope he can deliver.
Nazim Khan Apr 09, 2013 05:47pm
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
Khalil Apr 09, 2013 05:56pm
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.
ahmed Apr 09, 2013 06:09pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 06:14pm
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) Apr 09, 2013 06:17pm
Would it be a Secular Pakistan, as Jinnah dreamed? What about the laws about women and blasphemy laws?
skeptic Apr 09, 2013 06:23pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 06:25pm
Awesome manifesto. I really like it. Come on Imran we are with you.
Azim Apr 09, 2013 06:25pm
This give me hope. I have decided now - i vote for PTI
PiS Apr 09, 2013 06:34pm
Great job, PTI.
M. Asghar Apr 09, 2013 06:52pm
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.
x Apr 09, 2013 06:53pm
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
Mustafa Apr 09, 2013 06:55pm
Imran Khan's manifesto: "would not fight any other country
Irfan Butt Apr 09, 2013 07:04pm
PTI is the only hope for Pakistan now. Vote for Pakistan, vote for PTI!
mohammad shafique Apr 09, 2013 07:12pm
sfomann Apr 09, 2013 07:13pm
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!
Dilawer Apr 09, 2013 07:23pm
All sound very good. Let's elect PTI into power.
Noorani Apr 09, 2013 07:26pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 07:32pm
Most pragmatic manifesto so far. Inshallah Inshallah Naya Pakistan
Faisal Farooq Apr 09, 2013 07:38pm
AZAD Apr 09, 2013 07:38pm
seems good but there is no steps regarding economic situation and sovergneity (DRONES)
Israr Hasan Apr 09, 2013 08:14pm
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.
Akber Apr 09, 2013 08:14pm
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 .
ahmed2030 Apr 09, 2013 08:52pm
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.
Khan Apr 09, 2013 08:59pm
PML-N need to pack and leave now for dubai forever....
Dr.M.M.Khan Apr 09, 2013 09:01pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 09:08pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 09:14pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 09:15pm
That's 'SADIQ' politics and 'AMEEN' democracy. Way to go, PTI .. kudos to IK. I hope we vote PTI to save Pakistan. I will!
surjeet Apr 09, 2013 10:06pm
i hope the pti come into power and do something concrete for our neighbour country pakistan
Ali Apr 09, 2013 10:15pm
You think Imran Khan's party is going to win majority seats in the parliament. Readers please comment.
khurshid Apr 09, 2013 10:35pm
Go, Khan, Go!!
Ali Apr 09, 2013 11:20pm
As the blind men says ... We will see ...
Ghulam Murtaza Malik Apr 09, 2013 11:35pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 11:37pm
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 Apr 09, 2013 11:41pm
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 Apr 10, 2013 12:23am
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.
saleem Apr 10, 2013 12:41am
Sound good but past experience of politician promises are nothing but lies. let's see if he honor his promises IF he win.
aj Apr 10, 2013 01:08am
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.
haq Apr 10, 2013 01:17am
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
MADIGAN Apr 10, 2013 01:25am
Abdullah Apr 10, 2013 01:29am
When there is a will , there is a way
Muhammad Asif Apr 10, 2013 01:48am
Allah may help you IK!
Mustafa Apr 10, 2013 02:25am
Here is the news: "The new Pakistan arising out of PTI
Shahzad Latif Apr 10, 2013 03:56am
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?
sraz45 Apr 10, 2013 06:53am
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.
Attiq-ur-Rahman Apr 10, 2013 06:55am
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.
muzlee Apr 10, 2013 08:53am
dear all, go ahead and support Imran Khan , He seems to be the only ray of hope for pakistan. say to Yes To PTI .
Imran Apr 10, 2013 09:22am
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.
Vigilant Apr 10, 2013 10:04am
Comprehensive manifesto.........specially restoration of local government system & MPs restricted to policy making & top level implementation
Aadil Apr 10, 2013 11:00am
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 Apr 10, 2013 11:22am
say what you can do otherwise do not commit..WE look better future in you.God bless.
W Akhtar Apr 10, 2013 11:23am
Lets all vote for PTI and give him a chance
Imtiaz Apr 10, 2013 11:35am
At least no false promises. All achieveable. I agree with the mandate and vote for Imran Khan.
Nadeem Raja Apr 10, 2013 11:39am
I believe the manifesto is achieveable and produced after thoughtfull process. Good Luck PTI
Nadeem Raja Apr 10, 2013 11:50am
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
Hafeez Apr 10, 2013 12:12pm
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 Apr 10, 2013 06:25pm
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 Apr 10, 2013 06:53pm
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!
Mustafa Apr 11, 2013 02:50am
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 Apr 11, 2013 08:00am
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.