Promise Pakistan People’s Party had promised in its manifesto of 2013 that once in power they would introduce laws on ethical practice. Background Lawyers are responsible for the application of the rule of law in their societies.  Lawyers advocate for the advancement of human rights, protect the rights of their clients, and foster the administration …

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Promise The PML-N had promised in its 2013 manifesto to construct one highly specialised hospital in each district of the country. Background Sounds strange, on the one hand, the government promises to expand health infrastructure by opening up one highly specialised hospital each in every district of Pakistan and on the other does not increases …

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Promise In its 2013 manifesto PML-N had promised that after coming to power it would improve Pakistan’s role and performance in the United Nations and other international organizations. Background The founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned Pakistan to become a state that would have orderly and friendly relations with the international world.  Jinnah …

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party promised in its 2013 manifesto to include Quaid-e-Azam’s August 11, 1947, Speech in Sindh’s curriculum. Background What is the need to include Quaid-e-Azam’s 11 August speech in the curricula? The liberal intelligentsia predominantly maintains that Pakistan’s school books promote bigoted mindset against minority religions. The main reason remains that Pakistan was …

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Promise To promote reading culture, the PML-N had promised in its 2013 manifesto to develop libraries at national, provincial and district level, equipped with modern reference tools. Background The trend of having public library has diminished in Pakistan because of lack of interest of people in reading and the declining rate of literacy in the …

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party had promised in its 2013 manifesto to provide clean drinking water to every citizen. Background The Sindh government has been on the crosshair for not providing safe drinking water to the residents of Sindh. Karachi in particular has been the target of a water crisis.  When things got out of hand, …

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Promise The PML-N had promised in its 2013 manifesto that increased employment opportunities for qualified doctors would be provided by constructing more hospitals, and extending soft term loans on easy instalments for private practice. Background Other than a slight improvement in health facilities, the Punjab government has done almost nothing to bring about comprehensive change. …

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Promise In its 2013 manifesto, the PML-N promised to add a new article to the Constitution to make the ‘Right to Food’ a fundamental right for every citizen.  To implement this plan, the government had envisaged formulating, in consultation with the provincial government, a National Strategy for food and security to achieve an average agricultural …

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 Promise: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) promised in its 2013 manifesto to launch behavioural change media campaign to prevent people from contracting infectious diseases. Background: PPP has been in power in Sindh for the past eight years. From 2008 to 2016, there was no local government in place for the simple reason that local body elections …

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Promise: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz had promised in its 2013 manifesto that upon coming to power, it would convert at least 50 per cent of the remittances by overseas Pakistanis into investments. Background: Home remittances have dropped significantly over the past year. In February 2017, remittances fell by 7 per cent. For the first eight …

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