ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said government’s policy of depoliticization of institutions, meritocracy and transparency offered a great opportunity to bureaucracy to improve its performance and play its due role in translating political vision into reality.
He was addressing participants of 109th National Management Course from National School of Public Policy.
The prime minister said being backbone of the state, bureaucracy had a huge responsibility
to deliver and come upto the expectations of the nation.
Highlighting huge potential of the country including the human capital, mineral wealth, strategic location and other resources, he underscored the need for better management of available resources, improving service delivery and most importantly a commitment and passion to serve the nation to the best of one’s abilities.
The meeting with senior civil servants from various occupational groups and cadres was later turned into an interactive session where the prime minister shared his vision with the participants and answered their questions.
Discussing current economic situation and various other challenges faced by the country including the menace of corruption, rapid population growth and so on, he said the government was focusing on stabilization measures along with undertaking institutional reforms with an aim to improve vital sectors such as education, health, governance and others.
He said the local government system being introduced by the present government would help addressing many issues through empowerment of the people’s representatives at grassroots level.
In this context, the prime minister also shared the PTI government’s experience of reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in education, health, alternate dispute resolution and other areas.
To a query about Pakistan’s recent initiative to improve Pak-India relations and the disappointing response from the other side of the border, he said it was unfortunate that the Indian leadership had failed to realize the biggest challenges confronting the region which were poverty alleviation and improving the socioeconomic condition of the people.