Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has unveiled election manifesto of the party, saying it promises to ‘develop and save’ Pakistan.
“This election manifesto marks the practical beginning of my political life and I would like to present the solution to the grave issues facing the country at the moment,” Bilawal said while addressing the ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday.
“Everywhere in today’s Pakistan is a pileup of issues and we will present solutions to resolve all of these problems,” the PPP chief said. “Our manifesto is bibi ka wada nibhana hai, Pakistan bachana hai [honouring Benazir Bhutto’s promise to safe Pakistan].”
Today, he added, Pakistan is under debt and is being isolated on the diplomatic front. “The country is facing an isolation and is not listened to in the international fora despite rendering sacrifices in men and material. We will include Fata in the national mainstream as soon as possible.”
“The PPP has focused on resolving issues relating to education and health and other basic necessities. We will also focus on resolving two major issues perturbing the youth; unemployment and opportunities,” Bilawal maintained.
Measures will have to be taken to give a boost to industrial progress and development, he said and stressed that his party will evolve a zero tax policy for the textile sector.
“We will introduce measures to increase synergy between national institutions.” the PPP chief said the rulers need to ensure that there’s no exploitation of the weak and the marginalised. According to him, ineffectiveness to resolve the water scarcity issue is an injustice with the future generation.
“We will not compromise on national integrity,” Bilawal said and added that “our manifesto will make the rulers answerable to the masses.”