APML – Manifesto
• Safeguard Pakistan from external and internal threats. • Facilitate GDP growth to an annual 6%. Control borrowing, reduce the fiscal deficit, monitor inflation, bring everyone in the tax net, control the balance of payments, enhance exports through market diversification, and draw investment into Pakistan through an investorfriendly environment. • Extending road and rail links into western China, Afghanistan, and Central Asian states. Gwadar Port to be made into an 18 meter deep seaport. • Generate electricity by exploiting coal reserves in Thar; import gas from Iran, Qatar or Turkmenistan to cater for industrial demand; increase hydro electricity, nuclear and alternate source of energy and reduce dependence on gas/oil thermal power. • Provide one-window incentives to overseas Pakistani investors. Short-term focus will remain on textile while a long-term strategy to diversify. • Give special focus towards vocational training and skill development and gradually bring the education budget to 6% of GDP in 5 years.