Promise The PPP had promised in the 2013 manifesto that they would improve the quality of legal education and training for lawyers.   Background Just like any other discipline, legal education has also been given free reign to grow. While a burgeoning legal community is something to be proud of, however, sans quality the end …

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Promise During the 2013 election campaign, Mian Shahbaz Sharif made several visits to his constituency NA 129 Youhanabad, Pakistan’s largest Christian locality, where approximately 250,000 Christians live, as it had been of particular interest to Sharif. Out of the several election promises he made, one that stood out, and is still alive in the minds …

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Promise Pakistan Peoples Party has promised its voters in the 2013 manifesto that after coming to power, it would raise the adult literacy rate from the current 54 per cent to 85 per cent. This promise was to be implemented at the country level. However, since the PPP could not make government in the Centre, …

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Promise To promote the culture of accountability and transparency, the PML-N had in its 2013 manifesto, promised to enact the ‘whistle-blower protection law’. The law provides a safeguard to persons who expose corruption, wrongdoing and other illegalities. Background A Whistleblower is a person who exposes a wrongdoing committed by an individual in a private or …

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Promise: PPP had ensured in its 2013 manifesto that when it came to power, it would treat education as a national emergency through effective planning. Background: Before going into the history of the state of education in Sindh, which is as horrid as one could expect, it seems pertinent to discuss the recent incidents of …

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Promise: Pakistan Muslim League (N) had promised in its 2013 Manifesto that they would revamp the agriculture research organisations to ensure that there is a sustained increase in productivity. Background: Forty percent of Pakistan’s land is arable, yet the country has an underdeveloped agricultural sector. Although agricultural growth is not a prerequisite for a promising …

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Promise: Pakistan People’s Party had promised in its 2013 manifesto that it would bring about constructive court reforms especially by introducing the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism and mobile courts, once it came to power. Background: The judicial system in Pakistan has been unpopular because of its tendency to dispense delayed justice. The same is true …

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Promise: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) had promised the nation in their 2013 manifesto that they would make the Pakistan International Airlines one of the best airlines in the region once it ascended to power. Background: PIA is a classic case of the failure of Public Ownership. Key reasons for this failure are political interference, excessive …

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  Promise: Pakistan People’s Party had promised in its 2013 manifesto to ensure that women will be inducted in larger numbers to offset gender imbalances in the police force. Background: Women were brought into the police force through legislation passed in 1994.  Following the law, one police station was immediately established in Sindh and women police …

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Promise Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) had promised in its 2013 manifesto that upon coming to power, they would make Pakistan Television an independent channel. Background Pakistan Television was established in 1964. It expanded quickly and by 1974, it was broadcasting from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. Right from the beginning, PTV has been dubbed as …

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