Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e- Azam)
The Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam), or PML-Q is a centrist political party in Pakistan, derived from the original Pakistan Muslim League which had laid foundation of the state of Pakistan. It is widely considered as a centrist to conservative party. Although, in the abbrevation PML-Q, Q stands for Quaid-e-Azam or Quaid-e-Azam Group, party's critics call it Qainchi and somestimes Qainchi Group.Qainchi is Urdu word for scissors which refers to the fact most of the members of PML-Q left PML-N to join it.
Manifesto for election 2013 of Pakistan Muslim League-Q
For more details click : (PML-Q) Manifesto 2013.pdf
PML-Q was formed in 2001, when the Pakistan Muslim League fractured into several parties, of which the PML-Q was the smallest in terms of public support. The party strongly supports President Pervez Musharraf. Most members of the original PML now are part of the PML-Q.
At the last legislative elections, 20 October 2002, the party won 25.7% of the popular vote and 69 out of 272 elected members.
PML(Q) is considered major supporter of President Gen. Musharraf policies.
Breakaway from PML-N and Founding
The present Pakistan Muslim League (Q) started as a small group of half a dozen like-minded people in the Nawaz Sharif led faction of PML-N, including Mian Mohammad Azhar, Khurshid Kasuri, Syeda Abida Hussain and her husband Syed Fakhar Imam. Mian Mohammad remained the president of the party initially but saprated his ways, he joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan
Pervez Musharraf as President of Pakistan asked Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervez Elahi to "galvanise and reinvent the Muslim League."
Several well known leaders later joined the Pakistan Muslim League (Q)( "PML(Q)" ) with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as the president of the party.
A Pakistan Muslim League (Q) split from it in 2001, and there are various other parties with similar names. Despite Musharraf's best efforts to put aside the party leaders in exile and others in jail,legislative elections on 20 October 2002, the party won 9.4% of the popular vote and 14 out of 272 elected members.
Some economic and social development indicators shown below .
(1)Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which was $ 63 billion in 1999, reached $ 162 billion, grown at an average of 7% .
(2)Per capita income increased to $ 925 from $ 435.
(3)Revenue collection, which was at around Rs.300 billion in 1999, crossed a record Rs.1 trillion, creating more fiscal space for
(5)Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), which hovered around Rs.80 billion during the 1988-99 period, reached Rs.520 billion.
(6)Foreign direct investment (FDI), which was around $ 300 million in 1999, peaked to $ 6.5 billion.
(7)Remittances were at a record $ 5.5 billion.
(8)Exports rose from $ 9 billion to $ 17 billion.
(9)Foreign Exchange reserves $ 16 billion.
(10)Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) index rose to 14,000 points from 1000 points in 1999.
However opponents point all the achievements where over 10 years, at time of Strong Global economic growth,Low oil prices and relative to other countries the achievements where average, particularly since a massive Balance of Payments crises began in 2008.