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Politicisation of civil services

Last week we had commented on the 'obvious and not so obvious' issues of civil service reforms, suggesting the civil service is often the victim of 'friendly fire'. We had…

Governance, civil service and institutions

The digital warriors have nailed it! It is all about governance. You give us good governance and we will be swinging with the mightiest. Good governance, in turn, is a…

Civil-military ties

THE people of Pakistan have a strong democratic temperament. Throughout the year, the country’s many elections are robustly contested in bar associations, chambers of commerce, professional associations, unions, civil society…

The Civil Society Debate

The civil society debate

The notion of the civil society is frequently used in our modern political and development discourse. The concept of the civil society entails anything ranging from a political party, an…

Effective digital services

Hundreds of thousands of people were unable to collect their pensions and suffered as a result when the National Bank of Pakistan’s online computer system broke down right before Eid.…

For A Liberated Civil Society

For a liberated civil society

Pessimism sets in as the world undergoes uncanny political changes in the aftermath of Brexit, rise of Donald Trump and declining popularity of social democrats across the Western hemisphere. Ruthless…

Civil Service Reform

Civil service reform

An effective public service has remained key to the achievement of national economic and social goals across the world. A capable and motivated bureaucracy has played an instrumental role in…

Civil Service Reform

Civil service reform

An effective public service has remained key to the achievement of national economic and social goals across the world. A capable and motivated bureaucracy has played an instrumental role in…

Country Needs A Civil-military ‘CoE’

Country needs a civil-military ‘CoE’

The Ministry of Defence has sought Rs 920 billion - an 18 percent increase over the current year's budgeted Rs 781 - for the fiscal year 2016-17. In the outgoing…