May 11, 2012 London - PTI’s Insaf Research Wing (IRW) and PTI UK London team together held a seminar on PTI’s vision and policies for Pakistan. The chief guest was the head of PTI Lahore think tank and spokesperson for Science and Technology Dr Farid Malik. People from all walks of life, from Pakistani community, members and non members packed the seminar. Keeping up PTI’s tradition of conducting seminars on policies rather than only focusing on political activities, this was the second policy seminar in less than a month. The highlight of the seminar was the Q & A session on policies; which attracted a lot of people who are not active in politics directly but feel for Pakistan.
The event started with Holy Quran recitation by Mr Adeel. Kashif Khan in his opening statement emphasised the need of modernising the education system and encouraging youth in the field of science and technology.
Asim Khan, president PTI London, spoke about the important role overseas Pakistanis are playing through PTI international chapters. He also explained the future vision and plans of PTI UK to involve more members of Pakistani community to help the movement in Pakistan.
Asad Mahmood who is founding member and currently International Coordinator for Insaf Research Wing (IRW) as well as the Deputy Secretary International Affairs explained how IRW is helping central office in policy making process. He emphasised that every member should become active and should participate in the recommendation of policies process to the main think tanks of PTI.
Dr Farid Malik then came on the stage and explained the policies for Pakistan in detail. He gave an in depth view of changes PTI think tanks is proposing to the current system. His main focus was security, terrorism, science and technology. He told the audience how PTI plans to tackle the energy crises by utilising Thar coalfields and using latest technologies to produce commercially viable energy. He claimed that when PTI comes to power the mining process would start within 60 days. Dr Farid Malik said that although the problems in Pakistan are deep rooted, with proper planning and sincere leadership he sees Pakistan coming out of these issues and become the nation Quaid-e-Azam had envisaged. He also said that the country has a great potential to become a global player.
He explained how PTI plans to engage anyone between the age of 5 to 35 in full time education or employment. He talked about the need of focusing on vocational educational institutes and focusing on introducing latest technologies to youth. He said that under PTI, agriculture sector will be modernised and will become the backbone of our economy. He emphasised the need of devolving powers to local communities and how PTI is planning to empower village communities by helping them with agriculture, providing direct routes to markets etc.
This was followed by a long and an informative Q&A session in which the audience asked question directly to Dr Farid Malik. Finally he thanked the PTI London elected team and event management committee for conducting these events. At the end of the event a lot of non members pledged to take active part in this process for a better Pakistan.