Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid central leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi said on Friday that his party’s manifesto revolves around education and their aim is to eliminate illiteracy and poverty from the country.
Elahi made the statement in his constituency of NA-105, Gujrat, during a meeting where some local leaders of PML-N and PPP announced joining the PML-Q.
He cited past work by his party in providing free education to people in the province, textbooks up to the Matric level as well as future plans to provide textbooks up to the bachelor’s level.
Elahi said investment in education means investment in the future of Pakistan. He promised that if PML-Q came to power again they will establish more schools and universities.
“Our objective is to remove darkness of illiteracy and poverty from the country,” he declared.
He said that the common man and poor man are the focus of PML-Q’s politics.
Elahi went on to list his party’s achievements in the province, citing an improved literacy rate. He said that his party brought 20 lakh children into schools, which markedly improved the literacy rate. He also mentioned the party’s “gift” of Gujarat University to the country.
Elahi claimed ten thousand new employment opportunities were created every year under his party.
“If you want Pakistan to progress, then make sure that Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid emerges victorious,” said Elahi, adding “I promise you we will restart the wheel of progress and development from where it was stopped.”
He went on to place blame on the PML-N, “those who ruled Punjab thrice and Pakistan twice have given nothing to Pakistan.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2013.
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