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Prioritizing is key; Asad Umar’s manifesto for NA-54


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As Asad Umar’s chances of winning NA-54 increase, his claims are to be taken into consideration.

Later in Sindh, local government elections were held in the capital, after he claimed to have introduced a bill of the lower house of parliament to hold elections in the capital for the first time.

Showing signs of concern, Asad Umar made promises of prioritizing the grave issues that need to be dealt with at first, if his party won the general elections of this year, 2018.

There were many issues of concern that need to be addressed, looking at the situation of Pakistan however prioritizing, was important in his opinion.

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The major problems included the critical water shortage problem, and healthcare issues

The Water crisis on Umer’s Agenda

When asked upon, Asad Umar made claims that he had indeed worked for his supporters, showing efforts in resolving the water crisis. He expressed his rage towards the previous governments for their negligence towards the key issues related to welfare, in a conversation with a local news agency.

“When I was elected an MNA from Islamabad, I took out huge protests, rallies and conducted media debates. I also apprised parliamentary standing committees about the water shortage issue but no attention was paid [to it],” he said.

He further discussed how the Council of Common Interests were ready with an approved scheme to supply 100 mgd from the Indus River and how it was only required to be plugged into the Indus Water System. Sadly, this scheme was never implemented due to the political scenario of the country.

Health care on Umar’s agenda 

His second, major issue of concern was regarding the (BHU’S) Basic Health Units. Umar said that the city lacks a proper healthcare system and the BHU’s in rural areas aren’t functioning properly. In discussions with Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences(PIMS), the issue of these BHUS’s had been taken up and a suggestion was also made that PIMS were to supervise these units.

He also planned to set up a BHU in every council in rural areas of the city, to provide with the correct, standardized healthcare systems and door to door medical facilities, if he were to win.

When asked upon, Asad Umar made claims that he had indeed worked for his supporters, showing efforts in resolving the water crisis.

He also explained how making PIMS supervising BHU’s would be an added benefit for the workforce. The doctors would get more opportunities to progress their careers and help reduce workload on the other hospitals such as the largest tertiary care hospital in the city.

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Umar’s Legislative Initiatives

Umar also said that he had previously presented a resolution in the National Assembly, calling on the government to allow a special quota for the young people in Islamabad. However, this request was unanimously declined.

He stated, that he tried to convince the Parliament, “I also raised the issue of deducting five per cent maintenance and repair charges from the salaries of government servants residing in government accommodations, according to which employees up to basic pay scale (BPS)-5 had been given relief in their salaries,”

Later in Sindh, local government elections were held in the capital, after he claimed to have introduced a bill of the lower house of parliament to hold elections in the capital for the first time.  “I also presented a bill to empower local representatives which were not approved as the lower house had completed its duration. PTI would pass the bill after coming into power,” he vowed.

Certainly enough promises were made at the hands of candidate Asad Umar, member of PTI, however will all these promises be kept if they indeed pave their way to the finish line 1st this time, only time will tell.

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