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Prime Minister Imran Khan and PTI government - Performance watch thread

Discussion in 'The Pavilion' started by Munna, Aug 18, 2018.

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  1. Mohan
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    Mohan Formerly 'Captain Clutch'

    Nov 4, 2014
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    You are very bhola just like the average awaam @Choi Saab if you think the almighty phauj does not rule the country.
     
  2. Choi Saab
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    Choi Saab Smooth Operator

    Oct 4, 2014
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    It is very easy to understand why a lot of people would not be happy with IK's rule in Pakistan, obviously there was the same faces in cabinet, the whole Nawaz debacle after the constant promises of accountability, the rising inflation, the IMF programme, the constant complaining from government quarters about previous governments amongst a whole host of issues ....

    But seriously how much can IK be blamed for a lot of it?

    There was a rising CAD, falling forex reserves, the country was essentially on the brink of bankruptcy, exports were minimal and imports were above and beyond what the country could afford, yes maybe him and his economical team didn't do their homework right from the get go and put themselves into a corner before having to refer to the IMF and 'friendly nations' for bailouts which is not what any respectable sovereign nation would want to do but IK didn't have a choice.

    Keep in mind the regional situation he has had to face, a rabid India on one side wanting war at one stage, the Kashmir situation again spiralling out of control through draconian measures by the Indian government, the USA Iran tensions on another porous border for Pakistan and now the COVID-19 situation whilst the all important Afghanistan peace process which is constantly hanging on a string.

    Despite that, I do think Imran has done a decent job for now, a lot of the steps he has taken are for Pakistan's future which he has had a lot of political will to do, such as;

    1) Mohmand Dam
    2) Diamer Bhasha Dam
    3) Ehsas Programme
    4) 10 Billion Tree programme

    Genuine programmes that will help Pakistan, but the effect for 3 of them will not be felt for some time, possibly even in 10 years, which is something none of the previous ruler ever considered let alone implemented.

    For the short term, the economy was through painstaking measures, stabilized to a great degree, but the Covid-19 situation has pretty much blown that out of the water, despite that this government has been inventive to the situation by employing people on the billion tree project and also announcing some good relief packages especially the construction package.

    There is a push for items to be more locally produced as per the recent 'mobile phone' policy initiated to encourage local production.

    But keep in mind the limitations here, local manufacturing has for a long time been neglected in Pakistan and it won't be rectified overnight, it will take a concerted effort to sort this out.

    There is a lot of issues and no government can resolve them in 5 years especially in an environment as hostile as Pakistan, it requires consecutive concerted efforts from different governments to sort out what is frankly a mess and IK has stared looking forward and not necessarily at his political future.
     
  3. Choi Saab
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    Choi Saab Smooth Operator

    Oct 4, 2014
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    This does not address what I asked you one inch. So based on that I will not say anything futher at all.
     
  4. SwingNSeam
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    SwingNSeam Boom Boom

    Sep 12, 2010
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    I think there's bigger issues in India that you should worry about. For ex:



    P. S. I think this lady is in trouble FYI
     
  5. Choi Saab
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    Choi Saab Smooth Operator

    Oct 4, 2014
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dawn.com/news/amp/1560666


    ISLAMABAD:
    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced the reopening of tourism industry and allowed all overseas Pakistanis to return home after the National Coordination Committee gave the go-ahead to self-quarantine policy for Covid-19 patients among them.

    Over the past 24 hours, the countrywide tally of coronavirus cases surged from 71,068 to 74,320. So far, 29,647 cases have been detected in Sindh, 26,240 in Punjab, 10,485 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,393 in Balochistan, 2,589 in Islamabad, 711 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 255 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The death toll also climbed to 1,574 from 1,520.

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    Statements like these are exactly why IK gets ridiculed, he literally hands the opposition a talking point.

    How is it an effective manoeuvre to reopen the tourism industry when the world is either in lockdown or emerging from it under new guidelines, I just don't understand the logic behind this, especially when you factor in that the tourism industry in Pakistan is dilapidated and relies on local tourism so there is no monetary benefit to it either, there is no reasoning behind this decision, unless I am missing something.

    Needs to get a grip on reality sometimes and not get into hyperbole.
     
  6. Mars
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    Mars Talented

    Apr 23, 2012
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    How are you all?

    Just wanted to take a look at this thread where I'd spent a lot of time trying to convince people of the disaster that was waiting.
    There's no use of a "I told you so" kind of post because most of the posters live outside Pakistan and listen to ARY for Pakistani news and we're all loosers in this game which IK and the establishment played with us.

    I hope we can quickly get back from the crisis that we're facing right now. The first step would be to remove two personalities from the top of their posts lest they put Pakistan into a 1971 position once again.
     

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