The uncelebrated milestone of Nawaz Sharifs government

Machar

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs third government has completed 100 days in power yesterday, but without any popular public applause as he has failed to bring any promised economic relief, instead choosing to impose further heavy taxes.His rollercoaster-like style of governance during the first three months suggests he is in much haste to outdo his predecessor, Asif Zardari, who has been dubbed as the most corrupt and accursed politician Pakistan has ever had. Under Zardaris rule, prices of essential commodities reached record heights while corruption, lawlessness, crimes and killings also soared.

Although Sharifs party, the Pakistan Muslim League, enjoys a decisive majority in parliament and support from allied parties, his performance in the first 100 days was a stark contrast to the public expectations he had himself created with his electoral promises.
As a result, he is drawing unusually large amounts of criticism both from opponents and the general public, and is set to surpass Zardaris notoriety.[h=4]Continuation[/h]Sharifs rule so far has been nothing but a continuation of the corrupt and capitalist policies by his predecessors, especially those implemented by the regime of the outgoing Zardari-led Pakistan Peoples Party. Interestingly, Zardaris regime had carried on with 99 percent of the policies employed by his predecessor, [retired] General Pervez Musharraf, who is also a strong contender for his successors dubious legacy.As far as the promised relief to the people from price hikes, power shutdowns and lawlessness is concerned, Sharif is moving at a snails pace, accomplishing almost nothing. Even his supporters argue that his failure is not because of lack of experience. Most of his team is comprised by veteran stalwarts who remained with him for over two decades. Perhaps his cabinet members have become too old and tired to make any difference now.[h=4]Squandered chances[/h]Unfortunately, Sharif has squandered all the golden chances he had to bring promised changes. When he took charge 100 days ago, he had everything needed to achieve success; a decisive majority, a clear mandate, and above all, his tall electoral promises which earned him electoral victory. He also had the support of the media and the superior judiciary.

But to the dismay of anxious Pakistanis, he kept all of Zardaris policies going and went back on his promise to recover plundered public money from previous corrupt rulers and to bring an end to power outages within six months.
Sharifs rule so far has been nothing but a continuation of the corrupt and capitalist policies by his predecessors
Mansoor Jafar
Even worse were the new taxes Sharif imposed, in addition to the raising of petrol and electricity prices as part of the IMFs preconditions for obtaining fresh foreign loans, thus going back on his other promise of breaking the beggars bowl before the world and achieving self-sufficiency.[h=4]Smart enough[/h]But Sharif is smart enough to give any timeframe or date of ending blackouts, something which kept Zardaris regime in the dock during its entire tenure. Nawaz Sharif said that the load-shedding (intentionally engineered electrical power shutdowns) issue would be solved before the end of his governments term, i.e. the load shedding would surely continue for the next five years.He also gave away a huge sum of $5 billion to private power-producing companies in the name of ending circular debt, but the debt was still there and the load-shedding became even worse despite giving away such a big amount to multinational companies from the publics pocket.

Sharif is protecting the corruption of former rulers and influential capitalists in the name of following the policy of reconciliation. He is taking the reconciliation process higher than democracy itself. No doubt, reconciliation with opposition parties like the PPP is a good democratic gesture, but it must not be done at the cost of sacrificing justice and accountability.
[h=4]Lavish spending[/h]Despite all the crises the nation is passing through, Sharif has not yet given up his habit of king-like arbitrary (often dictatorial) decision-making and lavish spending on his luxurious lifestyle. Media has taken him on for his proposed plan of a new city in Islamabad, of which the land is expected to be the most expensive in the entire world.

Though his cabinet has covered it up under a plan of developing an economic zone for the Capital city Development Authority, the secrecy of the plan made everything suspicious and media smelled a rat. The multi-billion dollar proposed city project would also include a new airport, a 10 km long tunnel across the mountains, ring roads around the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and a ten lane motorway to connect the new and old Islamabad.

Members of his cabinet say the project would bring Dubai-style motorways, and shopping centers to Pakistan. But such luxurious developments would bring no change for common Pakistanis. The Pakistan Muslim Leagues party leaders must keep in mind that roads and buildings alone did not result in the enviable developments in Dubai and other states in the UAE.
Sharif is perhaps also unaware that Dubai rulers did not put the financial burden on their people for building roads and malls.[h=4]Out of place[/h]Sharif, who was recently criticized for donning a multi-million dollar wristwatch, has been refraining from enforcing Dubai-like governance in the country or following Dubais industrial model. His plans seem out of place for a poor country like Pakistan, where he has also avoided enforcing e-governance in Pakistan.

If he ever succeeds in pushing up an economy by imposing more taxes, it would be the achievement of the people and not his own. He must keep in mind that he should follow the principles of democracy and not the achievements of democratic countries he envies. If he followed in the footsteps of rulers of other countries without keeping in mind the realities on the ground in Pakistan, it would bring disaster for the country.
If he ever succeeds in pushing up an economy by imposing more taxes, it would be the achievement of the people and not his own.
Mansoor Jafar


Pakistans former rulers must be subjected to strict accountability, since they are the ones who pushed the country to a state where criminals such as petty thieves, muggers, extortionists and terrorists are coming out from every city and town. Accountability is not mere revenge or victimization, but it is a requirement for absolute justice and the enforcement of law.

No doubt, Sharif has a small number of people clapping for his achievement during the past three months, like winning a majority of seats in by-elections, bringing in a fellow loyalist as the countrys president, and setting a unanimous mandate of all parties and the military leadership to negotiate with the Taliban to end terrorism and insurgency.

His rule could become worse than Zardaris if, amidst receiving congratulations from supporters, he forgets to hold the corrupt accountable, punish the criminals and provide relief to the poverty-stricken masses who brought him into power with the hope of him making their dreams come true.


http://english.alarabiya.net/en/vie...estone-of-Nawaz-s-government-in-Pakistan.html
 

Nadir Bashir

Minister (2k+ posts)
Only positive thing in this article about Nawaz Sharif Govt. is related to if or but etc. Brother economy can not grow through inflation.These are not tax but this is inflation that will change any soft corner for PMLN in hearts of people.Its already in process.I think nawaz and his advisors ll face consequences bcoz no ever govt can succeed by putting his people in poverty.Nawz major supporters are electibles through out country who does not have any problems with inflation.
 

Fatema

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
abhi to 100 days hi hue hein. . . Sher bano Sher. . abhi paanch saal parhe hein. . aage aage dekhiye. .
 
You guys are welcome to be as cinical as humanly possible, Insha allah you will be hiding in couple of yrs whn u will c everything moving forward positively.
 

Vitamin_C

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Nothing is moving forward atleast for the next 5 years that is for sure. If you still have hopes I feel sorry for you. 100 days have passed and we still do not have a date for ending load shedding, the only big decision was taking a huge IMF loan which will be have to be repaid in next few years. How they will repay it when we do not have any export industry because of load shedding. And how are they going to pay for oil imports and loan interest at same time. Sharifs have no vision, I have no idea what you mean by move forward positively, only thing in front of us is a economic disaster in coming years. Sher ban sher.

You guys are welcome to be as cinical as humanly possible, Insha allah you will be hiding in couple of yrs whn u will c everything moving forward positively.
 
Nothing is moving forward atleast for the next 5 years that is for sure. If you still have hopes I feel sorry for you. 100 days have passed and we still do not have a date for ending load shedding, the only big decision was taking a huge IMF loan which will be have to be repaid in next few years. How they will repay it when we do not have any export industry because of load shedding. And how are they going to pay for oil imports and loan interest at same time. Sharifs have no vision, I have no idea what you mean by move forward positively, only thing in front of us is a economic disaster in coming years. Sher ban sher.

I wonder of you are GOD or some one links with GOD as you are predicting future in 5 yrs with such certainty...
Comon guys...koe limit hoti hay stupidity ki..
Oh by the way my post was a positive one with hope, which means I am Sher, where as yours was full of negativity which means you are a chooha..:-)
 

Vitamin_C

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Being positive is good, but you should be realistic. Weather Forecasts are mostly accurate does that mean they are God. That sentence makes your logic fall on its face.
If you have any idea how economics works you can tell Pakistan is going to get worse until NS is in power.
NS has handed over the govt to US, by accepting a huge loan, the policies will be dictated to us by the IMF. Now tell me do you have hope that IMF will dictate good policies to us or bad ones haha sher bano sher.

I wonder of you are GOD or some one links with GOD as you are predicting future in 5 yrs with such certainty...
Comon guys...koe limit hoti hay stupidity ki..
Oh by the way my post was a positive one with hope, which means I am Sher, where as yours was full of negativity which means you are a chooha..:-)
 

desan

President (40k+ posts)
You guys are welcome to be as cinical as humanly possible, Insha allah you will be hiding in couple of yrs whn u will c everything moving forward positively.

100 days is a very short time....


However, "they" definitely ACCOMPLISHED a lot in such a short stint!!!!!