“Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf will ensure that women are given their rights and provided every facility they deserve and need”, Imran Khan said on Thursday.
He was addressing a gathering in Lodhran.
Khan said that May 11 would prove a day to celebrate as the nation would get rid of the corrupt and incapable leaders through their vote. He said that the PTI was committed to bringing about revolutionary changes in the country. He said the party would never let its supporters down.
“We would make policies that suit our nation and the country.”
On farmers’ rights
Khan said that agriculture was the backbone of Pakistan’s economy.
He said that PTI would protect the rights of the growers and improve conditions for farmers.
On local bodies
Khan said power would be devolved to local bodies and that they would be made free from corruption and misuse of power. He said local administration would be appointed on public demand and not on the orders of MNAs, MPAs or ministers.
He said the police culture would be changed. This, he said, would be the first step towards ‘New Pakistan’.
On education and youth
Khan said that teachers and judges would get their due status and respect as progress was directly related to education and justice. He said the party would focus on improving health and education sector through efficient local bodies.
He said that PTI would never betray the youth and would create a large number of jobs for them every year. Sports stadiums would be constructed in every union council.
Khan said the previous governments had used their powers for personal gains and none of them had ever thought about the electorate’s welfare.
He said both the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would be “bowled out”.
Khan reiterated his offer to the PML-N leaders for a elevations debate saying it was a normal practice for politicians around the world to discuss issues prior to the polls.
He said both the PPP and the PML-N had wasted five years in power and damaged the country’s economy and international image.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2013.