LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday unveiled a roadmap to drive the country out of the current crises in the three main sectors of energy, economy and education – the ‘three Es’ – including a pledge to make Pakistan one of the top 10 economies of the world.
Celebrating the country’s 65th independence day in advance, since PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to leave for Saudi Arabia later this month, his party introduced a new logo at an event titled “We will change Pakistan” in which only the party’s top office-bearers from across the country participated.
Taking a jibe at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Nawaz termed slogans of changing the country within 90 days the ‘biggest lie of history’.
Without actually naming the PTI but referring to the party’s manifesto, the former prime minister warned the country’s youth against falling into the ‘trap of lies’ and urged them to support the PML-N — insisting that no one could end the country’s current crisis within 90 days.
Elaborating the new ‘three Es’ plan, he said that his party has completed its draft recommendations in the sectors of energy, education and economy which the PML-N would implement on the first day after coming into power.
Nawaz pledged to end load-shedding within two years if his party won the next general elections. He also vowed that he will make Pakistan one of the top 10 economies of the world, and said that in three years the state of education of the country would be equivalent to that of the developed world.
“I have prepared a package for industrialists and interest-free loans for youth which [we will offer] from the first day of [our] government across the country,” Sharif said.
He lauded the role of the judiciary and said Pakistan should stand proud since the “rule of law” was being exercised in the country. Lashing out at the incumbent government, he said that Pakistan has fallen prey to rampant corruption.
“Our country now remains energy starved and terrorised because of us and not others. Time has come to stand up and support PML-N’s manifesto and its strategies.”
The former prime minister said that the youth should not fall into the trap of lies and urged them to support the PML-N
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2012.
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