Jibran comes out on top against Pakistan’s ‘big three’

PAKISTAN

Competing against the every major party of Pakistan, independent candidate Jibran Nasir managed to come out on top as his manifesto received the highest score in a ranking list, made by the Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan (PILAP).

Big political parties – such as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) – scored lower than Jibran’s manifesto.

The independent candidate received 70% score, followed by PML-N with 66%. On the other hand, PTI received 63% while PPP got the lowest ranking at 52%. The ranking evaluated the plans of the parties/candidate for the future and then gauged if they were satisfactory, good or excellent.

PILAP had shared the rankings on its social media page on Friday. The criteria on which the manifestos were judged include access to justice, access to water, public interest, education, access to health, transport and communication, security to minorities, women and children, police reforms among others.

Responding to the rankings, Jibran Nasir’s official page wrote, “We are proud of our team and their efforts, vision [and] understanding of issues and are grateful to policy experts who served as mentors. The journey begins with One.”