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PML-N to enter election campaign with ‘realistic manifesto’ next week

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  • Manifesto would be based on ground facts: PML-N senator.
  • Higher echelon meeting would accord approval to manifesto.
  • Sub committees constituted to compile recommendations: Siddiqui.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will kick off its election campaign soon after unveiling its manifesto based on “ground facts” for February 8 elections

Senator Irfan Siddiqui, the convener of the manifesto committee of PML-N, told The News on Sunday that the manifesto focuses on inflation, economic revival, eradicating unemployment and poverty and refinement of governance.

He said the manifesto would be based on ground facts, adding that Nawaz Sharif had issued instructions that the manifesto must be practical.

A higher echelon meeting would discuss the final draft of the manifesto tomorrow (Tuesday) and accord approval to the same as it would be a national document.

It would also provide assistance to other parties with regard to the national interest.

He said the PML-N, after assuming the government, would set up a Monitoring and Implementation Council for execution of the manifesto that would keep an eye on the pace of implementation in letter and spirit.

Senator Siddiqui said that Nawaz had announced nine points during a public meeting at the Minar-e-Pakistan in October last year that have been made part of the manifesto.

The PML-N has worked out a practical manifesto through serious exercise instead of making it a lip service and sloganeering, said Senator Irfan, adding the PML-N would like to highlight the performance of its 2013-18 government as an additional part of the manifesto.

He said that 32-sub committees were constituted to compile the recommendations while a committee of overseas Pakistanis was set up separately.

He revealed that a portal was created to seek the views of people. Incidentally, more than 6,000 people, institutions and organisations taking benefit of the facility contributed useful recommendations for future plans of the party.

He said not a single political party has done such a hectic exercise for preparation of their manifesto and that is the reason the PMLN has not presented the document yet. It took two months to articulate the recommendations, he added.

Senator Siddiqui recalled that certain political parties had made tall promises to attract public opinion, knowing they wouldn’t come to power.

For the reason their commitments are unrealistic and impracticable. He assured that the PML-N’s manifesto would be a guarantor of healthy change in the light of the country and its people.

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No “major breakthrough” in the opposition-led JUI-F and PTI meeting

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Maulana Fazalur Rehman stated that mending rifts in relationships and getting rid of resentment in an interview with the media in Islamabad with a team from the Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Ayeen-e-Pakistan that paid him a visit.

While no significant progress was made at the meeting, all sides decided to keep in touch in order to plan for the future.

“A positive message,” according to the JUI-F chief, was received with open arms by the delegation. Taking a “united” stance on national issues was the primary goal of the meeting, he said.

Democracy is losing its appeal, and Pakistan’s parliament and constitution are losing their respect. In parliament, Maulana Fazalur Rehman continued, “we should have a single voice.”

Remarking on the event, National Assembly Opposition Leader Omar Ayub thanked the JUI-F leader for ‘warmly’ receiving the group.

We had a fruitful discussion in the meeting, he declared, urging the opposition parties to work with the PTI to “protect” the constitution.

Constitutional violations and a lack of a rule of law are the claims made by Omar Ayub. According to him, there was “no reason” why the police searched the PTI’s Islamabad central secretariat office.

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In the instance of illegal recruitment, Pervaiz Elahi is granted bail.

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The earlier-reserved court ruling was delivered by LHC Judge Sultan Tanveer Ahmad on Tuesday.

LHC had filed a post-arrest bail motion, according to the former chief minister.

On October 25, 2023, Pervaiz was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE).

From June 1 to September 18, Elahi has been arrested in a number of crimes; the most recent one was reported by the Punjab ACE on September 18.

More: Pervaiz Elahi’s condition “deteriorated” in Adiala jail; he was hurried to PIMS.

In the Punjab Assembly, Elahi illegally hired 12 people for grade 17 positions, according to information provided by an ACE representative.

In the provincial assembly, the candidates were chosen through record-altering.

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The bail petition of Parvez Elahi in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by the ATC.

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A bail application filed by Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party, in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on the grounds of prematurity.

ATC Judge Arshad Javed announced the decision during today’s hearing.

The counsel representing Parvez Elahi contended that there was a significant likelihood of his client being arrested in relation to the Jinnah House attack case. It was stated that the ex-Chief Minister had previously been held in custody on judicial remand in other cases.

The petitioner requested the court to authorise the release of Parvez Elahi on bail in the Jinnah House attack case.

Nevertheless, the prosecution argued that the bail petition did not meet the necessary legal criteria, emphasising that Parvez Elahi had not been apprehended in connection with the case.

Considering these considerations, the court rejected Parvez Elahi’s request for release, stating that it was premature since he had not been arrested in the Jinnah House attack case.

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