PTI vows to establish a national commission on minorities

PTI vows to establish a national commission on minorities

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan announced the party’s manifesto on Monday, promising to create 10 million jobs, establish a national commission on minorities, a South Punjab province and to bring back Aafia Siddiqui.

Bring back Dr Aafia Siddiqui

The PTI said it would provide consular and legal services to all Pakistanis jailed abroad and will make its best efforts bring back Aafia.

She is serving an 86-year jail term at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas on charges of attempted murder and assault of US personnel in Afghanistan.

Safeguarding minorities’ rights

To address the issue of discrimination, the PTI has said they would form an independent national commission on minorities, followed by provincial commissions. Hate speech and violence against minorities will be dealt with under the National Action Plan, reads the manifesto.

Accountability for all

The manifesto says that it will ensure full autonomy for NAB and other accountability institutions and vows to pursue all scandals regardless of political affiliation.

The PTI also said a special task force will be set up to spearhead a drive to bring back looted national wealth parked in offshore tax havens.

South Punjab province

Reiterating its stance on the creation of a South Punjab province, the PTI said it will spearhead the creation of a separate province on administrative grounds. APP/AFP