ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) announced its manifesto during a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.
While addressing the press conference, party member Shireen Mazari said that according to the party manifesto, justice will be made equal for all.
“There will be no difference between the rich and the poor,” said Mazari.
Regarding the Karachi unrest issue, the PTI manifesto stated that they will start a movement against any political party, who has militant wings or holds arms.
“Our ulterior motive is to make Karachi free from arms and ammunition.”
The manifesto also outlined that the budget of the defense sector will be rationalised and promised to put an end to load shedding two to three years after they come to power.
The party policy further avowed that railway ministry will be abolished and Pakistan International Airline (PIA) will be removed from defense ministry’s supervision and will become directly accountable to the public.
“Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and PTV will be made independent bodies and, for good governance, all the government files and records will be made public online,” the manifesto stated.
PTI Chief Imran Khan said he is "proud" of his party.
“No other party has made any such policies, if you want you can compare our manifesto to theirs,” Khan claimed.
Some salient features of the manifesto are:
- To bring the nation out of the folds of ‘War on Terrorism’.
- Establish a 150,000 seat call centre to take service calls and facilitate e-governance. This would generate 250,000 new jobs.
- Establish a whistle-blowers programme, which will allow citizens to report unsavoury behavior by individuals or entities via a dedicated phone line.
- Announce local government elections schedule within the first 100 days of coming into power.
- Introduce regulations to ensure that the fees structure of the private schools is commensurate with the quality of education they provide.
- Engage professional services to track overseas cash and non-cash assets owned by Pakistanis.
- Withdraw all indemnities, privileges and rebates or subsidies extended to elected representatives and government officials, including the President and Prime Minister.Read the entire manifesto here.