PTI should be vigilant of the fact that the hollow claims will not work now. People including columnists, scholars, media persons and others from various walks of life have high hopes with this emerging federal party. And this is still the time PTI is not in power. Once it is elected to rule the country, people will start evaluating its policies. The goals to be achieved in the first 100 days of the government were ambitiously put forward by the senior members of PTI in Islamabad. They are of huge significance to comprehend the politics of the party.
Masses have been waiting for a messiah to provide them basic necessities. Unfortunately, this dream of them could not have been realized. Quaid-e-Azam was the first and last person who in real spirit fulfilled the dream – to gain a separate homeland – of his people. After him, no one could live up to their expectations.
Every other goal, only if it is realized, presented by PTI in its agenda was phenomenal. Two of the vital things to consider are: creating 10 million jobs and building 5 million houses. I am truly doubtful of the fact that both of them will be highly politicized as it has been observed in the past under the rule of PML-N and PPP. Political parties award only to their own representatives and their kith and kin from these types of schemes. Common people on large scale get nothing.
Creating 10 million jobs does not seem possible at this moment. Will they be jobs like the ones awarded by PPP to its workers in PIA? There are hundreds of employees hired for a plane when, according to international standards, only a few dozens of them are enough for successful operations. Moreover, 10 million jobs are quite huge in number. It will require the investment of billions of dollars and this does not seem to be coming from any side. Frankly speaking, only if 10 percent of them are created and given to the deserved candidates, this goal will serve its purpose.
On the other side, the dream of the building of 5 million houses can be realized but it will serve its purpose only at the time when the poor get the housing facility on the merit. The general masses, instead of party’s workers, should be benefitted. People do not like PPP, PML-N, and other traditional parties for this same reason, and they will not expect it from PTI.
Lastly, presenting agenda for the honeymoon period of the newly-formed government should be welcomed from all corners. Moreover, other parties should also introduce their own agenda instead of finding faults with the one presented by PTI.