PML-N is a centre-right conservative party in Pakistan. The party's platform is generally conservative ,  which involves supporting free market capitalism. One of several continuing factions of the original Muslim League ,  the seeds of the party were sown following the Elections when the Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Khan Junejo organised the supporters of President Zia-ul-Haq's dictatorship into a single party, known as the Pakistan Muslim League. After President Zia's death in , under the leadership of Fida Mohammad Khan , a large faction split away from the Junejo-led Pakistan Muslim League , and formed a conservative alliance with various right-wing and Islamist political parties, called the Islamic Democratic Alliance. The alliance formed a government in under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif. In , the alliance dissolved and the party assumed its current shape, branding itself as the "Nawaz" faction of the Pakistan Muslim League after its like, in contrast to the " Junejo " faction.
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The brand new manifesto of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PML-N puts renovation of economy on top priority while energy crisis gets second spot as it also pledges to end corruption, provision of employment and quick inexpensive justice. Launching the manifesto during a largely attended news conference at the Lahore Press Club, the PML-N chief said the document was an all embracing agenda for bringing real change and revives confidence of people.
Sharif vowed to make economy an impregnable force of the country, saying the party, in this regard, will increase the national exports to billion dollars with collaboration of the private sector. He said, a strong defence was imperative for the country and it would be made invincible by equipping with ultra modern and scientific techniques to maintain balance of power in the region. He said a cabinet committee on Defence and National Security headed by the prime minister would be established to maintain democratic oversight of all aspects of foreign and defence policies, ensure that all institutions i.
Needs and requirements of the armed forces would be met under all circumstances, and strategic assets would be protected. He said a specially deigned employment programme will be designed to generate three million new jobs in public and private sectors including one million each in IT and SMEs sectors Minimum wages of workers will be gradually enhanced to Rs 15, per month.
The PML-N, he said, would strive to eventually provide a house to each Pakistani family through pubic-private partnership. Nawaz Sharif said the government would improve tax to GDP ratio to 15 per cent by , informal economy will be brought into the tax net, reduce tax evasion, reduce the number of federal and provincial taxes.
High priority would be given to import gas through pipelines, intensify oil and gas exploration, develop Thar coalfields by setting up of at least 5, MW of new coal fired power plants under the IPP mode in Sindh, develop alternative sources of energy. He said agriculture would be turned into a fully viable economic industry, high priority to be given to development of livestock and fisheries sectors, reclaim and irrigate additional land for allotment to landless, women haris and tenants and achieve food security.
Sharif said the PML-N government would introduce a transparent system of income support programme for needy families with special focus on widows, orphans and girl child. National Education Emergency will be declared to eradicate illiteracy on war footing basis, a vision for Pakistan's education shall be formulated to transform the country to be among world's best and a uniform system of education will be introduced step by step while education budget would be enhanced to 4 per cent of GDP by Computer labs will be established in all govt high schools, Danish schools will be set in all provinces, HEC will be given greater autonomy, vocational and technical education will be promoted.
A new national health insurance card scheme will be introduced for free treatment of children, senior citizens of over 65 years and families with low income.
He said the government would promote participation of women in national development, give preference to women teachers in primary education, enact and improve legislation on violence against women, expand micro credit for female borrowers and inheritance and property rights of female heirs shall be safeguarded.
A dynamic National Youth Policy will be implemented through skill development programme to create one million positions for apprenticeship, self employment loans would be extended, services of youth will be utilised in national literacy programme and youth will be involved in governance at local level.
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Pakistan Muslim League (N)
When it came to power after sweeping the elections, the PML-N, which prides itself on prioritising economic growth and development, set out ambitious policy goals in its manifesto that year. How many of those promises did the party live up to five years later? Let's look at what the data says. The government didn't follow through on its promise to legislate a right to food policy. The target of 4 percent growth in the agriculture sector was also not achieved, with the sector's performance remaining unimpressive throughout, peaking at 3.