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    Bureaucracy Of Pakistan As A Change Agent

  • Analysis: Promotion dilemma of bureaucracy

    SHOULD promotions at the top level of the bureaucracy be entirely on merit, or should the quota system be invoked here too, as it is at the time of appointment to public service, to rationalise a balance between the provinces?While the prime minister and the establishment division deny any preferential treatment, an analysis of the officers holding key positions in the country shows low representation of the less populous provinces... ...

  • Bureaucracy ‘wary of supporting ex-PM’

    LAHORE: Bureaucracy in Punjab appears wary of the moves Mr Nawaz Sharif would make after his expected return to Pakistan on Monday, saying his [expected] defiant politics may create problems for the civil servants if asked to make arrangements for his security or public meetings...

    Insiders said that the punishment of very senior Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) officers in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case had shaken the police...

  • PA body castigates bureaucracy for ignoring directives

    The officers of the provincial service and Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) are at loggerheads over the issue of their share in the field posts...

    In the changed structure, the establishment department has deprived the officers of PMS group of posting on the field posts like assistant commissioners and assistant political agents which has caused controversy in the bureaucracy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • Bureaucracy offering ‘fantasy’ in response to tribals’ demands

    PESHAWAR: “Let them eat cake,” a famous quote attributed to the bride of France’s King Louis (XVI) when she heard that peasants had no bread to eat for the wrong or right reasons suits well to how Fata Secretariat bureaucracy sees the situation of the people of tribal borderlands...

    Tribal people, parliamentarians and civil society groups demand basic rights enshrined in the Constitution but bureaucracy is offering them a ‘fantasy’......

  • A leaf from history: Taming the bureaucracy

    In 1982, Shahi made an attempt to keep Pakistan lodged in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as an observer — the country had only become a full member of the NAM in 1979, having earlier sided with the United States in the Cold War era and been a signatory to the South East Treaty Organisation (Seato) and the Central Treaty Organisation (Cento)...

    Pakistan had been participating in NAM activities but was not entitled to full membership...

  • Karachi police chief among top officials removed in bureaucracy shake-up

    KARACHI: In a bid to purge the bureaucracy of officials not free from the taint of corruption, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Friday shook up the administrative machinery by initiating transfers and postings of some top and senior officials...

    The reshuffle in the bureaucracy involves high officials, including Karachi police chief Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Sindh Building Control Authority Director General Manzoor Qadir, Karachi...

  • Major reshuffle in KP bureaucracy

    PESHAWAR: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday announced the transfer and posting of 40 senior bureaucrats, including secretaries and deputy commissioners, across the province...

    According to a notification issued here, inter-provincial coordination department secretary Abdullah Khan Mehsud (BS-21) was transferred and posted as Hajj, Auqaf and religious affairs department secretary, while...
  • A vast bureaucracy tries to get back on track in India

    Sadly for both Mr Prabhu and his country, such remarkable reach — China’s People’s Liberation Army is one of the few bodies that has more workers — comes with a notorious bureaucracy attached...

    “’Make in India’ can accelerate the growth rate and can change the profile of growth,” Mr Prabhu says...

  • Bureaucracy reform

    Apropos the editorial ‘Bureaucracy reform’ (Sept 16)...

    The massive shake-up in bureaucracy, including cluster-base examinations, allows it to hire from the private sector and give high salaries...

  • Welcome to Jun, the town that ditched bureaucracy to run on Twitter

    ‘We now do our paperwork on Twitter’The mayor jokes that Twitter has enabled them to eliminate the bureaucracy brought in by the French...

    He says that efficiencies in cutting bureaucracy have enabled Jun to cut its police force down from four to one officer, who can respond to everything from a car accident to a neighbourly dispute through Twitter...

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