By : Pervez Musharraf
1. Responsibility. Ensure Security, progress and development of Pakistan and welfare/wellbeing of its people.
a. External Threat
1) Al Khalid tanks for Army.
2) JF 17 Thunder Fighter jets for PAF.
3) AWAC Surveillance aircraft for PAF.
4) Frigates for Navy.
5) P3C Surveillance aircraft for Navy.
6) All missiles tested and proven for nuclear capability.
7) Nuclear arsenal strengthened and protected.
8) Army Strategic Force Command created.
b. Internal threat
1) Law and order in Karachi controlled.
2) Terrorism in Balochistan controlled.
3) Sectarian terrorism controlled.
4) Spread of Talibanisation controlled.
5) Strategy against extremism being implemented.
(Focus on Mosques, books/publications, extremist/militant organization, school syllabus, madrassahs)
3. Progress and Development of Pakistan
a. Economy. Core strategy of privatisation, deregulation and liberalization
1) GDP growth – $63 billion to $170 billion.
2) Annual GDP growth – Around 7%.
3) Per Capita Income – $430 to $1,000.
4) Foreign Exchange Reserves – $0.5 billion to $16.5 billion.
5) Revenue generation – Rs 308 billion to Rs 1 trillion.
6) Debt to GDP ratio – 102% to 53%.
7) Exports – $7.8 billion to $17.5 billion.
8) Remittances – $1 billion to $6.4 billion.
9) Foreign Direct Investments – $400 million to $8.4 billion.
10) Karachi Stock Exchange Index – 900 to 16500 points
11) Annual development budget – Rs 90 billion to Rs 520 billion
12) Poverty reduction – 34% to 17%.
13) Dollar maintained at Rs 60.
14) Declared one of the Next – 11 countries of the world.
b. Communication Infrastructure
Coastal Highway Karachi – Gwadar 700KMs.
(M1) Peshawar to Islamabad Motorway.
(M3) Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad Motorway.
(M4) Faisalabad to Multan Motorway (Launched).
National Highway (N5) dualised Karachi to Peshawar.
Quetta – Zhob – D I Khan road.
Quetta – Loralai – D G Khan Road.
Gwadar – Turbat – Rato Dero road (Launched)
Chitral linking with Gilgit over Shandur Pass.
Gilgit linked with Skardu via Astore – Chillum – Deosai Plains.
Lowari Tunnel linking KPK to Chitral.
Kaghan Valley linked with KKH at Chilas over Babusar Pass.
Lahore – Sialkot Road.
Lahore – Faisalabad Road.
Karachi – Lyari Expressway.
Karachi Northern Bypass
Lahore Ring Road.
2) Port. Strategically significant Gwadar Port developed with Chinese assistance.
Lahore Airport completed.
New Islamabad Airport started.
New Sambrial (Sialkot) Airport.
Multan Airport expanded.
Gwadar Airport developed.
Quetta Airport expanded.
Dual railway line project from Peshawar to Karachi launched.
Over 50 locomotives, innumerable cargo bogies included in the railway fleet.
About 12 new trains started to ease travel for the common man.
All Railway stations improved in cleanliness and facilities.
1) Irrigation Projects
Diamer Bhasha Dam launched. 5 maf water and 4000 MW electricity.
Mangla Dam raised by 30 feet increasing 2.9 maf water storage capacity and 100MW electricity.
New Mirani Dam for Balochistan.
New Subukzai Dam for Balochistan.
New Gomal Zam Dam for KPK.
Kachi Canal from Taunsa to Dera Bugti and Jhal Magsi (Balochistan) over 500Kms to irrigate 713000 acres of barren cotton producing land.
Thal Canal for Punjab to irrigate 20 lac acres of barren land.
Rainee Canal for Sind.
Brick lining of all the 86000 water channels in all provinces of Pakistan at a cost of Rs 66 billion.
Overal brought 3 million acres of barren land under cultivation.
2) Drain. Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD) constructed through Sind taking all the effluent water of Punjab and Balochistan to the sea saving Indus River and Manchar Lake (Sind) from pollution
3) Dairy. Introduced white revolution in Pakistan.
Introduced unique milk collection and chillers milk storage system in rural areas.
Brought world renowned Nestle to spearhead white revolution in Pakistan. They opened their biggest milk plant in the world at Kabirwala in Punjab.
Initiated artificial insemination and Embryo Transfer Technology for genetic improvement of cows for increasing yield of milk.
4) Agriculture Products.
Increased wheat production from 14 million tons to 22 million tons.
Increased cotton production from 9 million bales to 13 million bales.
Introduced rotational loan system through banks for poor farmers.
Increased loan facility for farmers from Rs 35 billion through ZTBL only, to Rs 160 billion from all other private banks.
d. Energy. Overall 2900 MW electricity added to national generation capacity.
1) Ghazi Barotha hydro electricity project – 1600MWs.
2) Chashma – II nuclear electricity plant – 300MWs.
3) Over 6 thermal electricity plants
4) Neelum – Jhelum hydro electricity project initiated – 1800 MWs.
5) Satpara Power project, Skardu
6) Naltar power project, Gilgit
7) Launched Alternate Energy Project – Wind Farm in Sindh
e. Telecommunication. Brought telecom revolution in Pakistan.
1) Increased mobile telephones from 6 lacs in 2000 to over 7 crores in 2006.
2) Increased teledensity from 2.9% to over 70%.
3) Created millions of jobs in telecom sector.
f. Information Technology. IT revolution introduced.
1) Internet connectivity increased from 40 cities to 2000 towns of Pakistan.
2) Fiber optics connectivity increased from 30 cities to over 1500 towns of Pakistan.
3) 2 megabytes band width cost reduced from $86,000 to $3,000.
1) Focus on SMEs for increasing job creation and spreading wealth.
2) Core strategy articulated for diversification of products and market.
3) Major industrial parks opened at Sundar (Lahore), M3 (Faisalabad) and Landhi (Karachi).
4) Marble city opened at Hub in Balochistan. Modern technology introduced for mining, cutting and polishing of marble.
5) Auto part industry given a boost as a new export oriented industry.
6) Industrial growth in double figures throughout the 9 years.
h. Culture and Heritage.
1) Quaid e Azam Mausoleum completed to its true grandeur in Karachi.
2) World standard Cultural Heritage Museum opened in Islamabad.
3) World standard National Art Gallery opened in Islamabad.
4) A grand national monument made at Shakar Parian, Islamabad
5) National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) opened in Karachi.
6) A Yadgar monument started at Walton, Lahore in memory of the Quaids’ address to the hundreds of thousands of refugees migrating from India in 1947.
1) Local government system launched to empower the people through third tier of government..
2) Political empowerment of women done through giving them reserved seats at all tiers of government.
3) Political empowerment of minorities done through giving them Joint Electorate.
4) Media given independence through liberalization and privatization.
j. Women Rights.
1) Political empowerment.
2) Economic empowerment.
3) Amending discriminatory laws.
4. Welfare/Wellbeing of people.
a. Poverty Alleviation. Poverty halved from 34% to 17%.
b. Job Creation. Millions of jobs created in building and construction, telecom and IT sectors.
1) Literacy level improved from 48% to 58%.
2) National Commission on Human Development (NCHD) opened, who in turn opened 1 lac adult literacy and primary level feeder schools for universalising education.
3) National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC), opened for imparting mass vocational and technical education/shill development.
4) Army opened about 3 vocational training centers for skill development in youth.
5) Higher Education Commission (HEC) created to oversee university education. Their annual allocation increased from Rs 500 million to Rs 28 billion.
6) PhD program in engineering and High Technology launched. Annual PhD output increased from 40 to 800. Overall 3800 students sent aboard for PhD, 300 completed. 3500 doing PhD in Pakistan, 340 completed.
7) No of universities in Pakistan increased from 48 to 130.
8) 6 universities opened in Balochistan.
9) 7 Cadet Colleges opened in Balochistan.
10) 1 University opened in Gilgit.
11) 1 cadet college opened in Skardu.
d. Health. Focus on primary and secondary heath care.
1) BHUs and RHCs activated with Doctors and medicines in the whole of Punjab.
2) District hospitals made fully functional with specialists and required equipment.
e. Price Control – Essential Items.
1) Atta –Rs 16 per Kg. Now it is Rs 36 per kg.
2) Naan – Rs. 2. Now it is Rs. 7.
3) Cooking oil – Rs. 180 per liter. Now it is Rs. 264 per liter.
4) Dal channa – Rs. 39 per kg. Now it is Rs. 115 per kg.
5) Sugar – Rs. 30 per kg. Now it is Rs. 75 per kg.
6) Tea – Rs. 152 per kg. Now it is Rs. 330 per kg.
7) Milk – Rs. 45 per liter. Now it is Rs. 90 per liter
8) Yogurt – Rs. 49 per kg. Now it is Rs. 100 per kg
9) Vegetable – Rs. 25 per kg on the average. Now it is Rs. 65 per kg
10) Mutton – Rs. 265 per kg. Now it is Rs. 520 per kg
11) Urea – Rs. 850 per bag. Now it is Rs. 2,600 per bag
12) DAP – Rs 2,200 per bag. Now it is Rs. 4,500 per bag