Election manifestos announced by parties fail to mention social issues

Staff Reporter

Activists taking exception to the election manifestos announced by the political parties of the country here on Sunday regretted that none of these include policy approach to address social evils rampant in the society.
Iftikhar Ghizali of Sahar Foundation Trust said issues as human trafficking, forced conversion, honor killing or karokari are among the crimes that needed urgent attention, however, were ignored by those expected to represent the masses and contribute towards their upliftment.
“These are the issues with direct bearing on the lives of people at grass root levels,” said the activist.
Liaqut Ali associated with an organization working for free of cost medical services to the people said people disfigured under the garb of honor, abducted for organ retrieval are harsh realities and needed to be addressed on war footing.
Salima Haq a social worker supplementing her colleagues said political leaders must focus on efforts to change the mindset and also play their role in establishing the writ of law.
“This is the time when political parties can restore their confidence and respect among the public in general,” she said emphasizing that ills endangering the fabric of society ought to be addressed urgently and with utmost sincerity.

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