‘Three Es’ plan: PML-N unveils ambitious plan to end energy crisis

Nawaz vows to make Pakistan one of top 10 world economies if voted to power.


Abdul Manan August 05, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (94)

Sidra | 9 years ago | Reply

The PML-N chief, Mian Nawaz Sharif has announced the election manifesto of his party in terms of three E’s: 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 the economy. When will Pakistan achieve 100 percent literacy and become an Asian Tiger? People now wish 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 percent of the Pakistani population and its performance in the field of education, energy and the economy has been pathetic. After the 18th amendment, provinces have been empowered to generate electricity; why so far not a single hydel project? Which power projects does the PML-N wish to implement to overcome the energy crisis? How will 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 a more impressive manifesto.

A. Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

And I am tired of PML(N) targeting PTI, which is not the party in power. Its the PPP that they have win election from. It appears that PML(N) are resigned to fact that all they can do is to try prevent PTI from taking away its voters.

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