Election preparations: PML-N devises party manifesto for upcoming polls

Published: November 18, 2012
Party chief Nawaz Sharif says equal importance will be given to implementing the strategy. PHOTO: FILE

Party chief Nawaz Sharif says equal importance will be given to implementing the strategy. PHOTO: FILE

Party chief Nawaz Sharif says equal importance will be given to implementing the strategy. PHOTO: FILE Party chief Nawaz Sharif says equal importance will be given to implementing the strategy.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Saturday devised a strategy for its election campaign along with an implementation plan of the party’s new manifesto.

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif presided over a meeting of the committee deliberating over the party’s new manifesto at Model Town. Heads of nine committees, which have been assigned various sectors, presented the drafts of their proposed plans.

The party has decided to focus on four main areas: revival of the economy, creation of jobs, addressing the energy crisis and improving the law and order situation, participants of the meeting told The Express Tribune.

After hearing the proposals, Nawaz and his younger brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif discussed the implications and suggested amendments.

The next meeting in this regard will be held on December 1, when the proposed drafts will be finalised.

Nawaz stressed that the implementation of the party’s manifesto was as important as the manifesto itself. The party wants to work on effectively implementing the plan and not just talking about it in public gatherings, stated an official handout.

The nine committees have been asked to prepare implementation plans spanning four different periods: 10 days, 30 days, 60 days and 100 days.

The committees pertain to: economy, constitution/legal, industry, agriculture, education, foreign affairs, information technology and the social sector.

“Traditionally, political parties present their manifestos via speeches, but do not pay any attention to implementing them after the elections,” PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal told The Express Tribune.

He reiterated the party’s leadership did not want to confine the manifesto to speeches, and instead chalk out an effective implementation plan as well.

Iqbal did not divulge details about how PML-N was planning to implement its strategy, but implied it was working on a way to improve the law and order situation, particularly in Karachi and Balochistan.

He added PML-N will consult all mainstream political parties to pave a way for establishing peace in the restive province of Balochistan, while the situation in Karachi “can only be improved by appointing dedicated law enforcement officials.”

Published in The Express Tribune, November 18th, 2012. 

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Sindhi_Pakistani
    Nov 18, 2012 - 11:11AM

    What does PMLN to offer to Sindh? Pls reach to representatives of Sindh, intellectuals, media, civil society and literary figures to know the real issues of Sindh. Dont ask any xyz sitting in Punjab to make manifesto with just focus on Punjab based issues and mind set. Pls come and reach to people of Sindh. PPP and MQM has failed to satisfy people, rampant corruption, complete failure of law & order situation, widening rural and urban divide, flood conditions, and now black bill of local govt SPLG. People of Sindh are looking to PMLN to lead and take stand on their issues.


  • Azmat
    Nov 18, 2012 - 11:13AM



  • syed baqar ahsan
    Nov 18, 2012 - 11:20AM

    Its all bluff game to trap innocent voters,this is released before every election but seldom fallowed,It is sin to try the tested one,go for change and vote for new educated faces of any party.


  • Khan
    Nov 18, 2012 - 11:42AM

    in five years what you have done for punjab… and let me elaborate punjab is not lahore aur GT road


  • Abbas
    Nov 18, 2012 - 2:26PM

    They think people are still to believe these gimmicks. Recommend

  • salman
    Nov 18, 2012 - 5:14PM

    Thank god for pti…otherwise pmln would not know what to do next :-)


  • Independent
    Nov 18, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Great efforts, according to Manifesto Pakistan will be Asian tiger and Lahore will be Paris in 5 years. There will be yellow cabs every where and all the loans to IMF and world bank will be paid fully under “Qarza utaro mulk sunwaro” scheme.


  • Kamran Hayat
    Nov 20, 2012 - 5:40PM

    Badmash Sharif & co are living in the past, people of Pakistan have finally woken up a realised PTI is the answer. The Paindu PMLN do not seem realise if people want a change then they will not want to wear their old worn & dirty clothes PMLN.


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