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PTI to announce election manifesto on Tuesday

April 08, 2013

Supporters of of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf shout slogans during a rally. — Photo by AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Secretary Information Shafqat Mahmood announced that party Chairman Imran Khan would unveil the party's election manifesto on Tuesday which will give the party's future vision on tackling the country's problems.

“Moreover, the PTI would also announce the party's ticket-holders for National and Provincial Assemblies on Wednesday, April 10,” said Mahmood in a statement issued on Monday.

The PTI leader said that the main focus of the party's manifesto will be to introduce plans through which the country could be brought out of its current situation.

He said that the scrutiny process of the candidates' nomination papers had been completed and the final announcement regarding party candidates would be made.

Referring to the party's manifesto, Mahmood said that the PTI was the only party which had already introduced its policies on key issues like environment, economy, local government system, anti-corruption, energy, industry, youth, women, skill development, education, disabled persons, and other issues.

Mahmood said that the main focus of the party's manifesto would be on terrorism and corruption, adding that the PTI was the only party which has a key plan to bring the country out of American war on terror and also to bring plundered money of the Pakistani people back in the country.

He said that the so-called democratic leaders of the country had kept their assets abroad in off-shore and hidden bank accounts due to which they have no concern with the misery faced by the people of Pakistan.

Mahmood pointed out that PTI was the only party which had unveiled its environment policy under which the five million jobs would be generated in the country. He said that PTI will also give the 25 per cent of tickets to youth under its youth policy.

He said that unemployment has become a sore issue for the youth of the country, further stating the PTI would create 10 million jobs under its industrial policy.

Mahmood said that status quo political parties always think about their vested interests, whereas the PTI was the only party which has been focusing on public issues.