Promise PPP made promise in its 2013 manifesto that when in power they would motivate youth to contribute to the national economy by encouraging them to set up small businesses. Banks will be given the mandate to introduce special schemes to reach out to young people. Background An evaluation of the pledges regarding energy and …

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Promise Pakistan Muslim Nawaz has promised in its 2013 manifesto that when in power its government will start an especially designed employment program that will generate jobs at community and neighbourhood level through special development initiatives. Background The country’s job landscape has changed radically over the past two decades. Currently the accounting/finance, sales/marketing and ICT …

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Promise Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) made a promise in its manifesto that after coming into power its government would develop a national media strategy to encourage inter-provincial harmony through special programs. Background Media is not only about entertainment. In fact of all the elements of national power, media is perhaps more potent because of its …

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Promise In its 2013 manifesto Pakistan, People’s Party promised to provide a tax credit to those low-cost housing schemes that use alternative energy as a primary source of power. Considering that the party is in power in Sindh and the energy sector becoming a provincial subject after 18th Amendment, the performance of PPP can be …

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party promised in its 2013 manifesto to monitor, coordinate and overview district wise utilisation of the education budget. Background The Sindh government has been increasing the education budget annually without any substantial changes on ground in the education sector.  The fact is that a large part of the education budget is spent …

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Promise Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has promised in its 2013 manifesto that when in power the government would make special efforts to resolve the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant UN resolutions. Background Kashmir has been at the roots of two large-scale wars and one limited conflict between …

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Promise PML-N has promised in its 2013 manifesto that when in power it would launch the Women Entrepreneurship Financing Scheme to promote women entrepreneurship. Background State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa launched in August 2017 a refinance and credit guarantee scheme for women entrepreneurs in underserved areas. He said at the inauguration ceremony …

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party had promised in its 2013 manifesto to promote cultural and entertainment venues such as art galleries, theatres, cinemas, exhibition halls, fair and festival grounds, parks and playing fields and libraries. Background When it comes to working on the promotion and development of cultural activities our government becomes zombies.  Pakistan, where health …

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Promise The PML-N had promised in its 2013 manifesto that once in power the party will reduce the fiscal deficit by putting a curb on the VIP culture and launching an austerity drive particularly expenses relating to PM house, the presidency, governor house and Chief Minister house will be significantly reduced. Background A fiscal deficit …

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party has promised in its 2013 manifesto that once in power the party would enact special laws for home-based and domestic workers to ensure that the rights of the domestic and home-based workers. Background The issue of domestic workers has assumed a new importance because of the repeated cases of violence against …

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