Bilawal Bhutto Unveils Ambitious 10-Point Manifesto Ahead of General Elections
LARKANA: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari unveiled an ambitious 10-point election manifesto on Wednesday, highlighting the aim of establishing a “pro-people” government after the Feb 8 elections.
Addressing a significant public gathering in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh on the 16th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Mr Bhutto-Zardari outlined the party’s plan to bring about revolutionary changes in various sectors across the country.
At the core of this agenda is a commitment to double salaries and provide 300 free units of electricity per household.
This would be achieved by setting up green energy parks in every district, utilizing solar and wind energy sources. The former foreign minister also pledged to overhaul the health sector, intending to replicate successful models like NICVD, SIUT, and the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences nationwide.
Under another ambitious project titled ‘Apni Zamin, Apna Ghar’, the party aims to construct three million houses across the country.
The plan also includes providing free education, expanding the BISP program, introducing Hari and Benazir Mazdoor Cards, and establishing youth centers in all divisional headquarters for career counseling and skill development.
Mr Bhutto-Zardari called for public support in navigating the current crisis, expressing confidence in the party’s ability to address national issues and strengthen the federation.
He highlighted the achievements of the PPP in the past, including the devolution of powers through the 18th Amendment and the successful implementation of the NFC award.
Addressing the upcoming elections, Mr Bhutto-Zardari criticized certain politicians for evading legal challenges and jail time, emphasizing the importance of unity and addressing regional development needs and security concerns. Asif Ali Zardari also reaffirmed his commitment to fulfilling the promises made by his son, criticizing the central administration in Islamabad for its detachment from the struggles of the common people. He outlined ambitions to develop infrastructure and trade opportunities in Thar, Balochistan, and Gilgit-Baltistan.