10-point economic agenda: More pressure awaits PPP

Published: January 28, 2011

PML-N expresses dissatisfaction over progress made iimplementing agenda

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has decided to exert more pressure on the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government to implement the opposition party’s 10-point reforms agenda.

A consultative meeting of the party was held here with its chief Nawaz Sharif to discuss the outcome of successive meetings between the government’s ministerial team and PML-N’s four-member panel to implement the proposed reforms.

PML-N, in its press statement issued after the meeting, expressed dissatisfaction over the progress made so far and accused the government of resorting to delaying tactics.

“The government must ensure implementation of the 10-point agenda within 45 days. Any extension to this period will not be in the interest of the nation.” the media office of the PML-N quoted Nawaz as telling the meeting.

Earlier this month, the PML-N had given a deadline of 45 days to the government to implement a 10-point agenda mainly focusing on improving governance.  The timeframe is likely to be extended, party insiders say.

After the PML-N’s so called timeframe, the government constituted a five-member committee of federal ministers who held meetings with all parties in the parliament and briefed them on the gravity of the economic situation.

The government team also held a series of meetings with the four-member committee of Nawaz League, and the process is continuing.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th,  2011.

Reader Comments (2)

  • Ali
    Jan 28, 2011 - 7:39PM

    I do not blame our media for these useless stories. Well they need something to fill the pages.
    But seriously who believed in this 45 day joke anyway.Recommend

  • Hina Mustafa
    Jan 28, 2011 - 8:12PM

    Each law in the country which can be termed to be close to ensuring human dignity has been introduced by the PPP. However it does not have simple majority to pass any amendments on its own. How much ‘sympathizers’ have supported to build pressure on other parties and actors of the State to support the PPP in its effort to refine laws? Should not their criticism be directed towards other actors and institutions of the State in order to provide support of PPP to amend draconian laws introduced by military dictators?
    Unfortunately the FCS will say nothing about corruption in the military and civil bureaucracy, their own class. No one is willing to speak about the hypocrisy of right wing parties. No one is ready to question opposition parties about their stand on controversial laws. In this situation, how fair it is to make the PPP a target of their criticism and permanent subject of one-sided propaganda?Recommend

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