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PPP releases five-year performance report

The Pakistan People’s Party on Saturday released a 29-point report on its five year performance, highlighting major achievements during the period.
It makes special mention of the constitutional reforms, particularly the 18th, 19th and 20th amendments which provided provincial autonomy, transfer of presidential powers to parliament, smooth installation of caretaker governments and striking down of president’s power to dissolve the assemblies.
Munir Ahmad Khan, the PPP in-charge policy and planning cell, presented the report before the media at a press conference. He said that credit goes to the PPP for ensuring independence granted to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Khan also came up with a list of important decisions and steps taken by the PPP government to mitigate sufferings of the people despite terrorism in the country.
In this regard, he mentioned a record increase in wheat production, increase in salaries of govt officials up to 158 percent, disbursement of Rs 70 billion among 7.5 million deserving families through the Benazir Income Support Programmed and financial help to 135,000 deserving people by Pakistan Baitul Maal.
On steps taken by the government for economic revival, Khan cited the Pak-Iran agreement on the gas pipeline, agreement with China on Gwadar Port, increase in foreign exchange reserves from $6 billion in 2008 to $16 billion in 2013, increase in export from $18 billion in 2008 to $29 billion in 2012, boost in stock market from 5,220 points in 2008 to 18,185 points in 2013 and reduction in interest rate from 17 percent in 2008 to 9 percent in 2013.
He believed that these measures would help improve the economy and ameliorate the people.
Talking about the measures taken to increase production of electricity, the PPP leader told reporters that the PPP-led government added 3,600MW of electricity to the system besides initiating additional work on Mangla and Tarbela dams for increase of 4,500MW in the system.
The previous government, he added, also got $3.5 billion for Basha Dam, initiated Neelum-Jhelum, Gomal and Satpara dams and Thar Coal project to get electricity from coal besides Jamphar project to get electricity out of air.
He said further the PPP government also reinstated thousands of government servants who were dismissed during the last 13 years and also regularised thousands of contract employees.
Among steps taken by the government for welfare of the masses, Munir Khan listed resumption of trade union activities, distribution of shares among 500,000 industrial workers, cheep tractors to farmers through Benazir Tractor Scheme, increase rural economy from 50 billion in 2008 to 800 billion rupees in 2013.
He said Faisalabad-Multan Motorway and construction of thousands of kilometres of roads.



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  1. Salma said:

    The ‘peace pipeline’, so named to denote the benefits of the gas project for Iran, Pakistan and the region, has finally seen a beginning on the Pakistan side. This pipeline, as stated by President Asif Ali Zardari and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the ground breaking ceremony at Gabd near the Iran-Pakistan border is indispensible to eradicate Pakistan’s energy deficit. Though India, one of the original three partners of the pipeline, has backed out of the project to gain other benefits from the US (the nuclear power cooperation agreement), the pipeline still holds promises benefits for the remaining two partners, Pakistan and Iran, with China a potential third in times to come. Pakistan has been in dire need of expanding its energy resources. Entire credit of this agreement goes to Pakistan Peoples Party and President Asif Ali Zardari who brushed aside US pressure and preferred country’s interests. This project is a mile stone in the history of PPP and a landmark Achievement of Pakistan Peoples Party. Hats off to President Asif Ali Zardari.

  2. Nisar said:

    In current scenario there are multiple factors, for which PPP has got much strength, both haves and have-nots in this region are much happy with this government, because their lands have been producing bumper crops since PPP came in power in year 2008, as this government has made access of water for agriculture possible, even to the farthest corners of this region. While previous regimes of both Musharraf and Nawaz sharif, lower Sindh was a most neglected area and people were deprived of water for their drinking and agriculture purposes. More so, in order to extend their grip, Musharraf and Nawaz relied on feudal landlords like Shirazis, Shahs etc. People were forced to get ground water for drinking and their agriculture was almost ruined. Poor farmers and small scale land lords were under debt but now they have started to lead their life back to normal.

  3. Mohammad said:

    Very good… the PPP were corrupt leaders and its good they are gone. Pakistan debt was Rs.6 trillion and they took Rs.8 trillion in just 5 years so now our debt is more than Rs.14 trillion. According to a report by transparency index more than $94 billion dollars were lost in PPP government which is more than the money lost in all previous governments combined

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