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  • Tracking 'Tabdeeli', 'Nya Pakistan' and other PTI promises

    Would like to discuss the all the promises PTI made during last two decades and how are they responding when they are in govt.
    First one I would like to share is https://www.dawn.com/news/1432680/pr...itute-minister
    Last edited by ajazali; Sep 13th, 2018, 10:11 AM.
    Turn the table...
    Sun to sahi jahan main hai tera fasana kya.

  • #2
    It will be very good if the steps mentioned are really exectued. It wud be better to sell some of these houses and give money to the dam fund...

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    • #3
      Not a good start for Pti. But as long as their masters in ISI are happy, they will be ok.



      https://www.dawn.com/news/1432421/a-faulty-beginning

      A faulty beginning

      MAYBE it is too early to judge the performance of the PTI government but the bumbling start has not shown much promise. Almost a month after taking the reins, the new dispensation has yet to find its moorings. A disjointed team of novices and the lack of clear policy direction do not evoke much confidence.

      Numerous taskforces have been formed to chart out the plan of action in various fields; but until they start functioning there will be chaos. Additionally, events over the past week have revealed an amateurish approach to handling critical issues related to governance. Populist rhetoric seems to have substituted policy. It is voodoo economics and politics in action ? dams will be built through public donations and ?unutilised state land? can be used to reduce our debt burden. Just wait for the 100-day miracle, we are told.

      There is no doubting Imran Khan?s commitment to bring change. His focus on human development and environmental issues is commendable. But it?s the economy that needs to be fixed first. It?s surely ?change vs more of the same?. But what kind of change has not been clearly defined.

      Without a clear vision it will be more of the same or worse. It is certainly a good idea to seek the services of technocrats to develop a framework for change but there is a question about the willingness of the elected leadership to heed their advice and recommendations. It was a wise decision to form a permanent Economic Advisory Council inducting the best talent from both inside and outside Pakistan. This showed seriousness on the part of the PTI government to deal with the grave economic challenges that confront the country. But all those promises came crashing down, when days after the formation of the EAC, the government asked Prof Atif Mian to step down from the council because of his faith.
      Recent events have revealed an amateurish approach to handling critical governance issues.

      Nothing could be more humiliating for a globally recognised economist and a professor at one of America?s top universities, who had volunteered to work for the country. It was a shameful surrender to zealots.

      A democratically elected popular leader could not take a stand on his own decision because he appeared to be afraid of religious extremists within and outside his party. One can ask, what kind of ?naya Pakistan? does the prime minister intend to build? Surely not one that is more regressive than what we have witnessed in the past?

      Not surprisingly, two other members, both internationally acclaimed economists, quit the council too in protest. In his tweet, Dr Imran Rasul, who teaches at University College London, said: ?Basing decisions on religious affiliation goes against my principles, or the values I am trying to teach my children.?

      Other members may not have resigned but they have reservations. The episode has dealt a blow to the image of the new government and could discourage any self-respecting Pakistani expatriate from returning to help the country.

      Most worrisome is the observation that the pressure to remove Atif Mian was stronger within the PTI, bringing to the surface the paradox of a party that claims to represent the educated middle classes and youth. No action was taken by the party leadership against the Punjab information minister who went to the grave of Mumtaz Qadri to pay homage to the convicted murderer. It does not matter if the religious parties were routed in the elections; the zealots continue to hold sway.

      Meanwhile, the conduct of diplomacy too has been amateurish. Despite being an experienced hand, the over-exuberant foreign minister has been at the centre of controversy. His fondness for holding frequent press talks generates more confusion. His misreading of a letter from Narendra Modi to Imran Khan that New Delhi was willing to resume bilateral talks caused embarrassment, especially as the Indian authorities denied there was any such offer.

      Similarly, the hype regarding the outcome of talks with visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also misplaced. It did not make much sense for the foreign minister to hold a long press conference after the meeting when the Americans did not choose to have a joint presser. In addition, there was the report of the prime minister refusing to take a prearranged call from the French president while he was busy talking to a group of journalists ? if correct, it was an undiplomatic approach. There was no denial by the Prime Minister?s Office of the media report.

      True, such matters may be dismissed as initial glitches, but can also cause serious diplomatic embarrassment. A faux pas by the adviser on commerce and trade has caused some problems with Beijing. In an interview with the Financial Times, he suggested that work on CPEC could be stopped for a year or more because the Pakistani government wanted to renegotiate the terms and conditions with the Chinese companies on some projects.

      While there is certainly no harm in reviewing the contracts, there was no need to make statements to the media that were bound to create misgivings.

      The government has time to fix things. But some mistakes could be hard to remedy. For instance, the government compromises on its authority and credibility when it gives in to the pressure of a small minority using religion as a weapon. The PTI and the government must decide what kind of future they want to chart for the country. The Atif Mian case has dealt a blow to the government?s credibility, and has further emboldened the bigots and extremists who present the biggest threat to the political and economic stability of the country. Now is the time for the government to get down to the business of governance before it is too late.

      The writer is an author and journalist.

      Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2018

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      • #4
        ^ PTI was sincere in including Atif Mian, but pressure and reaction from religious groups would cause more damage than benefit.
        Last edited by ajazali; Sep 13th, 2018, 10:39 AM.
        Turn the table...
        Sun to sahi jahan main hai tera fasana kya.

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        • #5
          This is a good thread and we can keep a track of all activities for 5 years here but my humble request would be to keep it free from fake news or photoshopped pics.

          Here is the thing, the news shared in OP is still a news. Its not executed.

          As far as I know, there are many hurdles in that so its not easy to get it done. So we'll count it as a fulfilled promise when its actually being done. So far we can give them marks for intention.
          We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star." -- Stephen Hawking

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          • #6
            ^ yes, we can update thread title with something like "fulfilled and unfulfilled promises made by PTI"
            It will include point of view of both sides, those who want to promoting PTI's good work and those who want PTI fulfill their promises.
            Turn the table...
            Sun to sahi jahan main hai tera fasana kya.

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            • SID_NY
              SID_NY commented
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              Let me know if this new topic is fine otherwise i'll resort to orginal : Promises made by the PTI - fullfiled.
              Also will make it sticky to stay for next few years

            • ajazali
              ajazali commented
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              thanks, that is fine

          • #7
            Originally posted by Moonstar201 View Post
            It will be very good if the steps mentioned are really exectued. It wud be better to sell some of these houses and give money to the dam fund...
            I dont think it is appropriate to sell these historic buildings like governor house. They can however sell properties like Punjab House and GOR type luxury residences.
            Turn the table...
            Sun to sahi jahan main hai tera fasana kya.

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            • #8
              Privatize the Railroads!

              Super Hwys already run by Daewo (correct?),

              Privatize PIA!

              That eliminates Nepotism in these Govt Services!


              Collect stolen funds from the Baitul Mal.

              Mulk kay Chor

              Ja kay Nachain Ghair Mulk mein Mor
              Balaghal-ula bi-kamaalihi / Kashafad-duja bi-jamaalihi / Hasunat jameeu khisaalihi / Sallu alaihi wa aalihi

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              • #9
                Originally posted by ajazali View Post
                ^ PTI was sincere in including Atif Mian, but pressure and reaction from religious groups would cause more damage than benefit.
                yehi woh kainat ki badbodar jamat hai jisnay Atif Mian ki mukhalifat ki

                Imran khan should dismiss Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, for favouring Qadyani Advisor Atif Mian.



                LAHORE, Sep. 4; Deputy Secretary General of the Jamaat e Islami, Muhammad Asghar, has called upon Prime Minister Imran khan to dismiss Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, for favouring Qadyani Advisor Atif Mian.
                In a statement here, he said that the JI had welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan?s announcement to build Pakistan on the pattern of the Madina state. However, he said that within a fortnight of the new government, a Qadyani preacher had been inducted as Advisor with the status of a Federal Minister and this had indicated the direction of the PTI government.
                Muhammad Asghar said the assertion of the Information Minister that Atif Mian had not been appointed as a Member of the Islamic Advisory Council and that those opposing him were extremists, proved that he was a liberal extremist and did not have the courage to tolerate criticism. He said that Fawad Chaudhry had always been a man of the ruling junta and nobody knew whether he was serving the PTI or the Qadyanis.
                The JI central leader said if Prime Minister Imran Khan had appointed Atif Mian as advisor out of ignorance, now that he had known the fact, he should oust the Advisor and also dismiss Fawad Chaudhry for being more loyal than the king.
                He pointed out that in the past, when the government of ousted Prime Minster Nawaz executed Mumtaz Qadri Shaheed who had assassinated Punjab Governor Salman Taseer out of his love for the Holy Prophet, the whole nation had condemned Nawaz Sharif. He said if the PTI government also took to the same path, the people would not tolerate it even for one hundred days.

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                • #10
                  Slogan amended for 2018:

                  Jo qadyani ka yar hay, ghaddar hay ghaddar hay
                  Say no to 'islamofascism'..

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                  • #11
                    Is it true that DG ISPR is named as the member of the new board of governors of PTV??
                    We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star." -- Stephen Hawking

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                    • #12
                      I think they want PTV to propagate work done by army in war against terrorism and rehabilitation of war-affected areas.
                      in context of issue between PMLn govt and army on fund allocation for wazirastan rehabilitation where army believed civil administration was not taking care of areas cleared by army.
                      Turn the table...
                      Sun to sahi jahan main hai tera fasana kya.

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                      • SID_NY
                        SID_NY commented
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                        Thats not how democracy works. But well may be they dont want any democracy which pretty much explains the events in last one year or so

                    • #13
                      Originally posted by mahool View Post

                      yehi woh kainat ki badbodar jamat hai jisnay Atif Mian ki mukhalifat ki

                      Imran khan should dismiss Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, for favouring Qadyani Advisor Atif Mian.



                      LAHORE, Sep. 4; Deputy Secretary General of the Jamaat e Islami, Muhammad Asghar, has called upon Prime Minister Imran khan to dismiss Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, for favouring Qadyani Advisor Atif Mian.
                      In a statement here, he said that the JI had welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan?s announcement to build Pakistan on the pattern of the Madina state. However, he said that within a fortnight of the new government, a Qadyani preacher had been inducted as Advisor with the status of a Federal Minister and this had indicated the direction of the PTI government.
                      Muhammad Asghar said the assertion of the Information Minister that Atif Mian had not been appointed as a Member of the Islamic Advisory Council and that those opposing him were extremists, proved that he was a liberal extremist and did not have the courage to tolerate criticism. He said that Fawad Chaudhry had always been a man of the ruling junta and nobody knew whether he was serving the PTI or the Qadyanis.
                      The JI central leader said if Prime Minister Imran Khan had appointed Atif Mian as advisor out of ignorance, now that he had known the fact, he should oust the Advisor and also dismiss Fawad Chaudhry for being more loyal than the king.
                      He pointed out that in the past, when the government of ousted Prime Minster Nawaz executed Mumtaz Qadri Shaheed who had assassinated Punjab Governor Salman Taseer out of his love for the Holy Prophet, the whole nation had condemned Nawaz Sharif. He said if the PTI government also took to the same path, the people would not tolerate it even for one hundred days.
                      main London k don k ghulam nahi hun.
                      Turn the table...
                      Sun to sahi jahan main hai tera fasana kya.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by ajazali View Post
                        ^ PTI was sincere in including Atif Mian, but pressure and reaction from religious groups would cause more damage than benefit.
                        That is hardly inspiring leadership that will change the country.

                        Purani Pakistan.

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by TheRealDeal View Post

                          That is hardly inspiring leadership that will change the country.

                          Purani Pakistan.
                          Noon league / JI and Labaik party was drooling over the issue to use it and cause havoc, even some PPP leader spoke against Atif Mian.

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