Pakistan political groups accelerate election efforts as votes near closer

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Election Campaigns Accelerate in Pakistan

Our sources reported that on January 28, political party campaigns in Pakistan took a significant turn. The leading political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), announced its election manifesto, while other principal parties held major rallies.

PTI Unveils Election Manifesto

Barrister Gohar Khan released the PTI’s election manifesto at a press conference in Islamabad. The document titled ‘Shandaar Pakistan, Shandaar Mustaqbil aur Kharab Maazi sey chutkara’ promised constitutional and economic reforms.

Gohar announced that one significant reform would result in the prime minister being directly elected by the people. Other propositions include reducing the National Assembly’s tenure to four years, the Senate’s tenure to five years, and directly electing 50% of Senators. Gohar stated that a segment of the manifesto is dedicated to moulding Pakistan to reflect ‘Riyasat-i-Madina’ (State of Madina).

Suggestions for Law Reform

He criticized some of Pakistan’s criminal and civil laws, calling them long-winded or convoluted. He emphasized, “We cannot have two laws, one for the wealthy and one for impoverished citizens. As a barrister, I claim that the rule of law is crucial in every nation.”

Economic and Foreign Policies

Additionally, the manifesto plans to implement changes in the economy to enhance tax collection and address energy shortages. It also proposes equality-based relationships with all countries as a fundamental foreign policy pillar.

Addressing Internal Affairs

Emphasizing Pakistan’s sovereignty, Gohar declared, “Nobody can interfere with Pakistan’s internal matters. We have formulated a specific policy and will proceed accordingly.” He also discussed the creation of a truth and reconciliation commission to address the injustices experienced by common citizens.

Other Parties’ Campaigns

Meanwhile, other influential parties, like Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), held political gatherings to attract voters. Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his brother held rallies in Sialkot, promising job creation for youth, improved education, and the establishment of an IT city in Sialkot.

On the other hand, rival PPP leader and former president Asif Zardari spoke at a rally in Balochistan’s Hub area, asserting that only bona fide political forces held the solutions to the country’s issues.

Commitment to Combating Terrorism

Furthermore, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Zardari’s son and PPP Chairman, spoke at a rally in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh area. He vowed that the party was dedicated to combating all forms of terrorism.

  • Elections are headed for February 8, with the PTI, PML-N, and PPP leading. Other parties are also participating, creating a highly competitive environment.
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