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PML-N manifesto

August 14, 2012

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.