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Better bureaucracy

PRIME Minister Imran Khan recently acknowledged the bureaucracy as the main tool for implementing his agenda of change. He addressed senior officers in Islamabad, flanked by his advisers, and promised…

What Ails The Bureaucracy?

What ails the bureaucracy?

The task force of Dr Ishrat Hussain has recently proposed to wrap up the central superior services (CSS) and replace it with specialized civil service in a bid to carry…

Bureaucracy In Turmoil

Bureaucracy in turmoil

The manner in which politicians and civil servants in Punjab have protested against NAB’s decision to arrest a senior government functionary reeks of the tailspin into which our bureaucracy has…

Reforming The Bureaucracy

Reforming the bureaucracy

The bureaucracy in Pakistan has become a relic. It is a place where people accept defaults without question, follow rules without explanation, and clung to traditions and technologies long after…

Courage, Convenience In Bureaucracy

Courage, convenience in bureaucracy

Pakistan's bureaucracy has declined substantially from the time Pakistan attained independence. Then a handful of CSPs managed the two wings of Pakistan. These were committed people who did not believe…

What’s Wrong With The Bureaucracy?

What’s wrong with the bureaucracy?

The civil bureaucracy is in the spotlight again. The power of the prime minister to select officers of his liking has been withdrawn and returned to the Federal Public Service…

Bureaucracy Needs Reforms

Bureaucracy needs reforms

Good governance is closely linked with sustainable and equitable development. But, however good they may be, policies will have little positive impact unless the institutions implementing them are effective and…

The Tyranny Of Bureaucracy

The tyranny of bureaucracy

The visible conflict between bureaucracy and political system does not seem to abate and as long as we Pakistanis are what we are this conflict will intensify and increase. My…

Demolition Of The Bureaucracy

Demolition of the bureaucracy

Ayub Khan began the demolition of the bureaucracy in 1958. Twenty seven mostly top civil servants, several of whom, like Abbas Khaleeli, were noted for their independence and brilliance but…

Bureaucracy At The Crossroads

Bureaucracy at the crossroads

Politicisation of the bureaucracy has rightly been identified as one of the factors responsible for eroding the trust of the masses in state institutions. It is also one of the…