Welcome to the July issue of Horizon magazine, proudly brought to you by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). As we delve into the content of this edition, we cannot help but note the remarkable progress and accomplishments that PML-N has made during its tenure whenever entrusted with governance.
Our party has consistently stood by its promises and manifesto, and our dedication is evident across various sectors. Be it the economy, education, health, or infrastructure development, PML-N’s achievements have left a lasting impact on Pakistan’s growth and prosperity.
One of the most recent successes we are proud to highlight is our role in saving Pakistan from the brink of default on its external debt. Through strategic negotiations, we secured a substantial bailout package of $3 billion from the International Monetary Fund, which played a crucial role in stabilising our economy during a challenging period. Additionally, we established the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), a bold initiative designed to attract foreign direct investment, especially from Gulf countries. The potential economic recovery that may result from this move holds tremendous promise for our nation’s future.
PML-N has also made significant strides in the education sector. In this issue, we shed light on the revolutionary reforms implemented by the Punjab government during our ten-year rule from 2008-2018. These initiatives not only transformed the education landscape but also provided access to quality education for numerous bright students from underprivileged backgrounds, empowering them to shape their futures.
The energy sector, too, experienced a much-needed transformation under PML-N’s leadership. Our dedication led to a doubling of the installed capacity for energy generation, but unfortunately, the PTI government failed to capitalise on this energy infrastructure due to poor governance, leading to economic crises and mounting circular debt. However, we continue to strive for Pakistan’s energy independence, as evidenced by our deal to purchase discounted Russian oil in Chinese currency, with the first consignment arriving in Karachi in June. This agreement aims to reduce our oil import bill and alleviate the trade deficit, further bolstering our economic prospects.
PML-N is deeply committed to nurturing a new generation of educated and dynamic young leaders. In this issue, we present an exclusive interview with Rana Ihsaan Afzal Khan, a young face of PML-N, currently serving as the coordinator to the prime minister on commerce and industry. His inspiring journey, starting from assisting his father, Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, in political campaigns as a student, to stepping into the world of politics as a young professional, truly embodies the spirit of our party’s vision and values.
As a party with a global presence, we take immense pride in our cadre of Pakistani expatriates living around the world. Their unwavering support, valuable foreign exchange contributions, and dedication to uplifting Pakistan through various programs and policies are commendable. This issue highlights the activities of PML-N chapters overseas and their continued commitment to Pakistan’s development.
We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Your feedback and support mean a lot to us, and we look forward to continuing this journey of progress and prosperity together.