Amidst great anticipation, Imran Khan has unveiled a strategic agenda for PTI’s first 100 days should the party succeed in the upcoming general elections. As political parties gear up a for a grueling few months, PTI has put a rather ambitious foot forward. The agenda was prepared by PTI’s Policy Unit of their Election Management Cell and was unveiled at a special ceremony attended by Imran Khan and several other leaders from the party.


The event itself was quite inclusive.

This is a point that deserves special mention for sure. Accessibility is important, and if there is one thing Naya Pakistan is working towards for sure, is this.

Other policies are, of course, subject to the passing of time and the strategy employed to make the 100 days agenda a reality.

A great range of points is covered in the 100 days agenda, from economic development plans to security measures.

A considerable focus on expatriates was found in Khan’s speech as well. He has been rallying for their voting rights since a while now. But this time around he gave facts for such an argument. Khan vehemently claimed that bringing in the capital and investments of six million Pakistanis from the world over is important to boost economic growth. And surely, one way to earn the trust of overseas Pakistanis is to allow them the right to vote their leader’s into power. So even though the urgency to allow expats to vote this late in the process may cause a commotion, it is an argument that still has its merits.

Three major points, however, are the highlight of the 100 days agenda.

Imran Khan has promised a KP-FATA merger, bifurcation of Punjab Province, and reconciliation with alienated Baloch leaders within the first 100 days of PTI’s government. And these three points are perhaps what contributes to the ambitiousness of the plan the most. Just last month, the Janoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaz (JPSM) merged with PTI to ensure bifurcation of Punjab for greater administrative ease. The ease of making this change within a 100 days, along with a host of other plans, invites scrutiny. Similarly, the aim to reach out to Baloch leaders and youth is quite possibly a time-consuming task. Years upon years of exclusionary measures and ignorance during previous governments will perhaps take a lot longer than just a 100 days.

Nevertheless, these are positive ambitions to undertake and we can only hope some will be on the fast track to development if PTI comes to power. PTI has done well to announce their detailed  100 days agenda during this critical campaigning time for the general elections. It gives potential voters some concrete material to ponder over. The 100 days agenda is a noteworthy development following Khan’s 11 point manifesto, which he announced last month. And, even though the timeline may be crunched, here is hoping at least some of these agendas come to fruition should PTI win the elections.


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