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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: Islamabad: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) its claimed in their manifesto that Chief Minister Pervez Khattak would stay at his own house to promote austerity but the ground realities indicate a different picture. Background: The PTI, in its election manifesto, had said that the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would stay at his own house to

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The Promise Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak in December 2015, promised, while addressing an event held at Shuhada-e-APS Memorial Library in higher education department Peshawar, that KP government would establish a university campus in each of the provincial districts. The Plan The establishment of public university in each district has been mentioned in

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Promise: While canvassing for the election, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, had promised a 50 percent reduction in government expenditures but unfortunately, it is the PTI that has the biggest provincial cabinet. Background: During the 2013 election campaign, the PTI had vowed to introduce several measures, including a 50% reduction in government expenditures. However,

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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 Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had declared war against the timber mafia in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, promising to ensure the provision of a hazard-free environment for the people of the province and country. Background: Speaking at a press conference at Hazara University in February last year, Khan had said: “Today, I declare war against

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Promise: Minister for Local Government, Elections and Rural Development of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inayatullah in May 2015 prior to local bodies’ elections in the province pledged while talking to journalists that his government would allocate 30% of the total provincial development funds for local bodies. Plan: One of key points of the Pakistan Tehrek-i-Insaf (PTI) led

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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 Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had said that his government would establish 10 man-made forests like Changa Manga in various parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Changa Manga is one of the largest man-made forests in the world, which is located in the Punjab province. Background: In his speech to a large gathering at Garhi