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Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his resolve to fight poverty, illiteracy, injustice, and corruption in the country in 2019. The PM took to Twitter to start the first day of his new year saying 2019 will be the beginning of Pakistan’s golden era.
“Our New Year resolution is to wage jihad against the 4 ills of our country: poverty, illiteracy, injustice, and corruption. InshaAllah 2019 is the beginning of Pakistan’s golden era,” Khan wrote on the micro-blogging website on Tuesday morning.
Minister for Law and Justice Dr. Farogh Naseem says a proposal to abolish the second round of litigation for the execution of civil suits is also under consideration.
The PM’s fight against the ‘four ills’ is in line with the PTI’s manifesto, in which all of this and much more was promised to the nation ahead of last year’s general elections.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had promised, in its manifesto, to address poverty through building 10 technical universities in the country and creating 10 million jobs in five years. The party had also promised to improve people’s access to quality healthcare and augmenting the Benazir Income Support Program.
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To tackle high levels of illiteracy in the country, the PTI had promised to launch a nationwide literacy program by engaging 50,000 youth volunteers to teach literacy in exchange for university credits. However, so far the program has not been launched.
The party had also promised to reform the country’s judicial system which is often blamed for a huge case backlog and years-long litigation. The government has also formed a task force to reform the procedure of civil suits in an attempt to provide ‘fair, substantial, inexpensive and speedy justice’ to the public.
The task force has started its work to draft amendments to the law in line with the government policy. Minister for Law and Justice Dr. Farogh Naseem says a proposal to abolish the second round of litigation for the execution of civil suits is also under consideration.