Our 14 Goals
1. Pakistan Civil Service
Completely revamp examination system; focus on relevance and competence producing specialists rather than generalists.
2. Population Growth
To be brought under 1%.
3. Provision of Justice
System of monitoring the quantity and quality of judgments; increase in the number of Judges; strict laws for frivolous cases and false witnesses.
4. Restructuring of National Budget
Doubling of Tax collection; debt servicing and repayment to be brought down to 20% of outlay; expensive foreign loans to be repaid.
5. Local Government
Immediate devolution down to the UC level; finance and police to be devolved to District level in the first phase.
6. Education & Skills Development
Revamping of curriculum to make it economically relevant; school infrastructure; school transport; teacher training; examination system; monitoring of quality and quantity; creating 2 million jobs every year.
7. Health & Social Safety
1,000 Mobile Health Units to reinforce provision of primary health care service; IMR & MMR to improve by 50%; clean drinking water to 70% of population; nutrition and food security to bulk of the population; special focus on countering adulterated food and drugs.
8. Homeland Security
Professionalization of Police and 100% improvement in Law & Order through community participation and devolution of power. Immediate implementation of National Action Plan in letter and spirit across the country; Eradication of terrorism to be coupled with aggressive plans to provide economic activities and jobs in affected areas. After the amalgamation of FATA with KPK, provision of basic infrastructure and services to the people of FATA. Divide between “B” and “A” areas in Balochistan to be done away with, giving control to one law enforcement agency (i.e. police) to ensure unity of comand. Full implementation of National Action Plan.
5 New Cities; development of “New Planned Mini-Towns” of between 2,000 – 4,000 homes in every Tehsil; 5,000,000 new homes for Low Income Segment (earning below tax limit).
10. Water & Power
50,000 MW of additional energy through hydro carbon and hydro resources; exploration of tight and shale gas and oil; local solutions for wind, solar, bio gas and waste to energy; gas supply through Iran and Central Asia; breakup of distribution companies in smaller units and competitive leasing out for 30 years; completion of projects under the China Pak Economic Corrdor umbrella.
11. Food & Agriculture
Agri Sector Growth 10% p.a.; $15b Halal Products Export; 500% increase in Citrus Export; subsidized seed, inputs, implements, fetilizer; drip & sprinkler irrigation; BT Cotton, focus on high value crops of Grapes, Olives, Onion, Potato etc.; increase in processing of dairy products to 15%; elimination of powdered milk import.
12. Industry & Commerce
30 New Industrial Estates; focus on district specialty products; hand-holding of SMEs through provision of training, finance, infrastructure, logistics and marketing; Exports $50b; creation of 2 million new jobs.
13. Information Communication Technology
Harnessing and organizing the IT talent of Pakistan to focus towards innovation in this field by provision of venture capital and national marketing services.
14. Transport & Infrastructure
Immediate revamping of Pakistan Railways; laying down new tracks to increase outreach; public private partnership in railways logistics; development of roads, dams, bridges throug public private partnership using adjoining lands for development of industrial clusters; aggressive implementation of projects under the China Pak Economic Corridor umbrella.
Change in 18th Amendment:
The 18th amendment was a step in the right direction to devolve power from a heavily centralized Federal Government to Provinces. However, this process is meaningless until power is devolved from the provinces to districts, and in due course (as the capacity constraints are addressed) all the way down to Union Council level. Pakistan Freedom Movement advocates a strong local government that ensures delivery to the doorstep of citizens.
Change in Election Law 2017:
Electioneering in Pakistan has become subservient to an evil partnership of money and power. The prevailing election law in Pakistan is such that even if 100% free and fair elections are conducted, the results are unlikely to bring the best people of the country to the parliament. To counter this dead end, Pakistan Freedom Movement vociferously advocates switching to a system of proportional representation. This will give voters that confidence that their vote matters and shall, to a large extent, overcome the power/money issue that strangles the system currently.