Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Our Administrative Mess

Date : May 13, 2020 at 12:00 noon
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Moazzam Janjua, Tariq Malik, Salman Shah, Shahid Kardar, Tariq Bajwa, Ilhan Niaz

Pakistan got civil services of colonial origins. It was just magistracy and revenues and nothing to do with development. Our development was taken over by the foreign consultants at the beginning of our history. Pakistan’s civil services become incompetent in the provision of basic public services after several years of maladministration, political manipulation and corruption. General public of Pakistan considers most of the civil servants as corrupt and unapproachable; also, the bureaucratic process as burdensome and unjust. Further, less capability and improper functioning of the bureaucratic system impair the governance; military interventions and extremists also destabilise the democratic system of the state. To make it correct, the civilian government must pay attention to the transformations that can modify civil services into more competent and responsible institutions.