Nanak displayed extraordinary qualities in early years that demonstrated that God had chosen him for something very special. It is also believed that he had been guided towards the spiritual path by some mystical power.  Every year thousands of Sikhs from all over the world visit Nankana Sahib to celebrate the birth of their first …

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Promise Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf had promised in its Manifesto page 18 that the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and the Pakistan Television would be made autonomous with their own Board of Governors similar to the BBC model.  Contrary to the promise the PTI has made the Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry the Chairman of the PTV Board. Introduction Television …

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 Promise In order to fulfil its promise of eliminating the VIP culture, the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) in its first journey towards an austere Pakistan has started chalking out the plan to convert the palatial state buildings into revenue generating entities. Background Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf was under immense pressure to open the doors of all state buildings …

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Promise To build the confidence of private sector, Pakistan Business and Economic Council shall be established. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) in its 2013 manifesto has expressed its desire to boost the private sector for which the establishment of the Pakistan Business Council was promised. Background The development of private sector is considered the harbinger of …

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Promise Pakistan Peoples’ Party promised to promote the creation of institution for special children and children with disabilities and provide funds for existing schools for further facilities. Background In Pakistan, there are no updated statistics on the number of persons with disabilities, and in specific, there are no updated statistics on women and girls with …

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Promise During his 2013 election campaign former Prime Minister, Mian Nawaz Sharif, announced that if he and his party – PML-N – were voted to power, he would launch a bullet train from Peshawar to Karachi. Background Found of making roads and bridges, the 2013 election campaign of the PML-N also resonated with a new …

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Promise PPP promised to introduce language reforms with stress on mother tongue, national and international languages. Background The language policy in Pakistan, inherited from the British empire, is undermining the effectiveness of state education and excluding many of the poorest from skills and training that could help them break out of poverty. There are more …

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Promise The PML-N government had promised in its 2013 manifesto to increase its efforts to take up the education budget to 4 per cent of the GDP, as is the requirement of UNESCO. Background UNESCO recommends that countries disburse 15 per cent to 20 per cent of their budgets on education. The global average is …

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Promise Pakistan People’s Party promised in its 2013 manifesto to use the green economy framework to achieve sustainable development. Background According to the Global Climate Change Index, Pakistan ranks as the seventh most vulnerable country to climate change. The country is predicted to lose $3.8 billion in the long-term. Besides destroying our agriculture with its …

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Promise In its 2013 manifesto the PML-N promised to bring Civil Service Reforms to ensure open government through transparency and accountability. Background The Ministry of Planning and Commission and Reforms had proposed certain Civil Service reforms including improvement of the compensation packages of federal employees, Executive Learning Management Course (ELMC) for 1,000 civil service officers, …

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