Timeline Stories

Housing Scheme

Promise We will build 50 lakhs affordable houses in 5 years and this will increase employment for youth. Action Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme to construct 141,000 houses across the country for the uplift of the poor strata of the society. Addressing the launching ceremony in Islamabad, the prime minister said at least 25,000 housing units will be constructed in the federal capital, 110,000 in Balochistan and 6,000 in Azad Jammu Kashmir in the first phase of the [...]

Poverty Alleviation

Promise We will establish a special mechanism to supplement existing poverty alleviation efforts in the poorest districts across Sindh, Punjab, KP and Balochistan. Action Prime Minister Imran Khan launched ‘Ehsas programme’, a Rs80 billion poverty alleviation programme aimed at the downtrodden people with food, shelter, clothing, education and health. He said that the first change under this programme would be amending Article 38(D) of the Constitution from the “Principles of Policy” section into the “Fundamental Rights” section, making it a fundamental right [...]

Power Generation

Promise PTI will solve circular debt issue through reducing transmission and distribution losses. Action The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has submitted an Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (IGCEP) 2018-40 to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra). The function of an electric power system is to provide a 24/7 continuous supply of electricity. In order to make it happen, each of the three main components of an electric power system i.e. generation, transmission and distribution must perform and government is [...]

Foreign Policy

Promise Establish peaceful relations with all countries Action In light of the recent tension between Pakistan and India, FM Qureshi met former foreign secretaries and envoys to formulate a strategy to navigate developments in the foreign affairs department. On the diplomatic front, the foreign ministry has established a crisis management cell and the foreign minister has spoken to his counterparts in various countries, besides writing a letter to the United Nations to resolve the tension. The foreign minister also made a [...]

Development

Promise We will further improve the Safe City Project to ensure solid enforcement of traffic laws and digitization of traffic violation tickets. Action The Punjab Safe City authority has proposed to start the Safe City Project in six regional hubs of the province including Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala. The main component of this project is the employment as currently 1000 employees are working on the Safe City Project in Lahore of which 850 are IT experts. After the Zainab [...]

Reconciliation in Balochistan

Promise We will ensure political and economic empowerment of Balochi people. Action The federal government agreed to restore all Balochistan projects that had been dropped from the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). It further decided to include some additional projects for the province. The decision was formally taken at a two-day joint meeting of senior officials of the planning commission of Pakistan and provincial financial and planning manager.

Corruption

Promise We will pursue all major corruption scandals regardless of political affiliation. Action Senior Provincial Minister of Punjab, Aleem Khan, was taken into custody by NAB for having assets beyond known sources of income on 6 February. NAB had previously opened a probe against Khan in Hexam Investment Overseas Limited, an off-shore company after revelation in Panama leaks.  He was also facing investigations into the Park View Housing Society. He was the secretary of the “Parkview Cooperative Housing Society”, a member [...]

Health Reforms

Promise We will provide Sehat Insaaf Card to the citizens. Action PM Imran Khan launched the Sehat Insaf Card Scheme. Under this scheme, free healthcare worth Rs720,000 would be provided annually to each deserving family. Around 80 million people or 10 million families would benefit in terms of angioplasty, critical surgery and cancer treatment. Around 15 million people will benefit from the scheme by 2021. he scheme would be initially for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s tribal areas and the federal capital while Provincial [...]

Tax Reforms

Promise PTI will reform FBR and increase the tax net through a robust tax policy, efficient tax administration structure and effective enforcement mechanism. Action The FBR has devised a comprehensive plan for tax reforms to accelerate revenue collection in the next six months of the current fiscal year. The reforms will be targeted in three areas; in updating laws and policies to simplify tax system; refining the tax administration process in terms of registration, submission, customs, audit, customer service; and introducing [...]

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Sector

Promise We will launch a ten-year incentive plan for rapid growth of the SME sector. Action The Ministry of Industries and Production Secretary Azhar Ali Chaudhry said that government is keen to initiate policies that will make Pakistani small and medium enterprises (SMEs) competitive in international markets and fulfil the multiple agenda of employment creation, new enterprise development, increased exports and enhanced contribution to value addition.