Imran unveils party manifesto for 2018 polls, vows to make Pakistan a welfare state

Imran unveils party manifesto for 2018 polls, vows to make Pakistan a welfare state

Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday unveiled his party's manifesto for the General Election 2018 with a promise to make Pakistan a welfare state.

Addressing a ceremony in the federal capital, khan said that before revealing the manifesto he wanted to stress that whoever forms the government after July 25 will have to face biggest economic challenge ever.

"The reason is obviously the debts, devaluation of rupee and failed policies, making poor the poorer," he said.

Stressing on PTI's 'mission' to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state, Imran said that his party will create a state in line with the principles that made the foundation of Medina — humanity and justice.

"The manifesto we present is no 'easy-solution'. There are no easy solutions to Pakistan's problems. We have to make major changes," the PTI chief said.

The PTI chief further observed that the developed societies have a governance system that is based on justice and accountability. "That is what we are trying to replicate with this manifesto today," he said.

He lamented that the capability of bureaucracy to deliver effectively has diminished over time and the institutions have been ruined over time.

“The first challenge is unemployment and how to create jobs. We will ensure farmers’ rights are not subjugated,” he vowed with full confidence.

Khan shared that if given a chance to form the government, PTI will offer business incentives to create employment that would lead to prosperity.

“Our challenge is to create ten millions jobs and five million homes in our five years term,” Imran said.

Highlights of Manifesto:

Low-cost housing schemes, PTI plans to build 50,00,000 houses for the poor in Billion Tree Tsunami style

Facilitate young entrepreneurs by reducing the cost of doing business

Healthcare for all

Using agriculture to generate revenue

Consolidate integration of FATA with KP

Political and socio-economic empowerment of Gilgit Baltistan

Transform Education

Ensure freedom of the Press

Tackle the population growth challenge

Provide clean drinking water for all

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz have already launched their manifestos ahead of the general elections to be held on July 25th.