Dialogue on Restructuring Bureaucracy in Pakistan Organized at UMT

Monday, February 13 2023

A seminar on “Restructuring Bureaucracy in Pakistan" in which Vice Chancellor of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Dr. Nadeem ul Haque, Bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad and Former Governor of State Bank Dr. Ishrat Hussain were the chief guests, was held at the University of Management and Technology.

The seminar was attended by Rector UMT Dr. Asif Raza, Acting President UMT Lt Gen Javed Hasan (Retd), Director of School of Governance and Society (SGS) Dr. Aisha Azhar, senior management, faculty and students.

Director SGS Dr. Aisha Azhar warmly welcomed the chief guests and the attendees at the seminar and gave an overview of governance, rule of law and the responsibility of civil servants.  

Dr. Nadeem ul Haque in his talk stated that Pakistan lacks a proper governance system and the need of the hour is the critical review of the bureaucratic structure. Talking about the way forward, Dr. Nadeem advised a critical reform of the complete system in order to make Pakistan a progressive nation. He highlighted that the major foundation of transformation should be universities and the education system.  

Mr. Fawad Hassan speaking on the topic said that there is a dire need to streamline and transform the civil service in Pakistan. Talking about the resolution, he said that we need to improve the procedure of policymaking, reform the total governance structure and reorganize the local political parties.

Dr. Ishrat Hussain expressed that it is a pleasure to see all the progress UMT has made. Talking to the audience, he said that we need to deploy the top officers in service in the local government, those who perform well and sincerely. In his closing remarks Dr. Ishrat advised aiming at the overall reform on all levels rather than just reforming the bureaucracy.

A question-answer session was conducted and souvenirs were presented to the chief guests at the end of the session.