KARACHI: The revived religious political parties’ alliance Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) on Tuesday announced its 12-point manifesto for general elections 2018.
Addressing a press conference, the MMA leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the alliance’s manifesto includes implementation of Nizam-e-Mustafa (PBUH), safeguarding all Islamic provisions in the constitution, empowered parliament, ensuring free and fair judiciary and devolution of power.
Moreover, Fazlur Rehman laid emphasis on the importance of the following: education, employment, sports, voluntarism and measures to build self-confidence in youth, formulation of national policies and youth’s encouragement in their implementation were included in their manifesto.
“A dignified and independent foreign policy will be ensured in the country if the people of Pakistan choose MMA in coming polls,” Rehman added, “new provinces should not be made on ethnic and linguistic basis but the alliance won’t oppose any movement calling for new provinces.”
The MMA leader said that education, provision of employment and abolition of unnecessary direct and indirect taxes, and subsidy on necessity items have been prioritized by the alliance.
Another important announcement made by the MMA leader was “Announcement of revolutionary schemes for employment and education of women in the light of the Islamic traditions and constitution of Pakistan, eradication of exploitation of women and inequality in the society, implementation of clear orders of Quran and Sunnah and eradication of interest (sood) in shortest possible time.”
“Encouragement of participation of Pakistani expatriates in development of Pakistan, protection of assets of the country, full encouragement of investment in the country, full protection of minorities’ life, properties and worshiping places and complete assurance of education and other civil rights.” He added.
Rehman said that the religious alliance would ensure construction of new dams, effective mechanism for generation and distribution of power and will make a concrete strategy to counter India’s aggression over water supply to Pakistan.
“We stand for giving employment opportunities to the native population in CPEC projects and for farmer-friendly policies,” he said.
Responding to a question over the ongoing case in the Supreme Court on his security protocol, Rehman challenged Chief Justice of Pakistan to swap his security protocol with him.
“My differences with Imran Khan are ideological, not personal,” Rehman said.
Other many things included in the manifesto of the party were announced to be,