The four challenges before Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad: Corruption, energy crisis, economy and militancy would be the four primary concern of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif.
During his oath taking speech for the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif dwells on these four major areas.
Energy crisis is one of the major issues the nation is battling with at the present, along with large number of deadly militant attack in some of its major cities.
The load shedding problem has aggravated so much that it became a national issue during the recently concluded elections on May 11 2013.
Pakistan even asked China to provide nuclear technology for civilian use that could help in solving the crisis.
Pakistan is looking forward to develop hydra power stations and trans-nation gas pipeline to solve the problem of load shedding in major parts of the country.
The issue of circular debt, timely payment to oil companies, running power generation units to their maximum capacity are some of the short-term measures the upcoming government is looking for, reports Pakistan's news website the Dawn.
Corruption is another major hurdle in Pakistan's way to become a progressive country. A large number of key officials are involved in People's Party government.
In his speech, Sharif vowed to catch the big fishes, without naming them.
Terrorism and extremism is by far the biggest challenge faced by Pakistan. Sectarian clashes between Shia and Sunnis in Karachi and Quetta, terrorist attacks on its major cities and the threat of home grown fundamentalist group have left the security of the nation on tenterhooks.
Nawaz Sharif is expected to hold talks with Pakistani wing of Taliban.
Sharif would take credit of resolving impasse on government formation in Balochistan. He considers that nomination of Dr Abdul Malik is a great achievement that will pay him dividend in the months to come, the news report quoted.
Economy is an issue that depends on several other factors. Many experts believe, an insecure Pakistan can never prosper on the economic front.
As long as the influence of fundamentalist and pro-Taliban groups exists, the economic scenario in Pakistan would not change.
In his speech, Nawaz Sharif urged the non-resident Pakistanis to come back to the country and invest in the nation to boost its economy. A large number of educated and professional Pakistanis have migrated overseas due to an increase in militancy and terror related activities.
Corruption, energy crisis, economy and militancy would be the four primary concern of the new Prime Minister.