Hot on PML-N’s heels, PTI unveils election manifesto
ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) Hot on the heels of PML-N, PTI’s Barrister Gohar Khan on Sunday unveiled his party’s election manifesto promising social and constitutional reforms in the country if voted to power.
Amid allegations that the PTI-backed candidates were being prevented by the authorities from doing carrying out election campaign, the PTI’s manifesto titled ‘Shandaar Pakistan, Shandaar Mustaqbil aur Kharaab Maazi sey chutkara’, promises to form a truth and reconciliation commission to address the injustices faced by the common man.
Gohar noted that the party had always emphasised that the rule of law should prevail in Pakistan and every citizen should be treated equally.
He said, “We cannot have two laws, one for the rich and one for the poor,” he added. “As a barrister, I would say that rule of law is fundamental for every country.”
The manifesto is also focused on modelling the country after ‘Riyasat-i-Madina’ (State of Madina), he said. He maintained that some criminal and civil laws in the country were either too lengthy or too complicated.
He said, “The Code of Criminal Procedure will be reformed so that the people are protected.” He added that the party did not want the poor to suffer at the hands of outdated laws. He said that the party would introduce constitutional reforms.
He said, “One of the reforms would be that the prime minister will directly be selected by the people,” Barrister Gohar said. “We will decrease the National Assembly’s tenure to four years, bring the Senate tenure to five years and will directly elect 50 per cent of Senators.”
A day earlier, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif launched his party’s election manifesto at a time when the forthcoming general elections are less than two weeks away following constant criticism from his political opponents especially PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto.
The PML-N hoped that the people would read the PML-N manifesto. Addressing a party gathering in Lahore, Nawaz added that his party’s manifesto had been finalised with great efforts. He pledged to fully implemented the manifesto if his party voted to power.
The political party pledged to provide the people with cheap and increased electricity as well as speedy development, if voted to power. The party’s promises include a 15,000 megawatt-increase in power production, a 20 to 30 per cent decrease in electricity bills and a 10,000MW production of solar energy.