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The Quest For The Senate Chairman

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Elections in Pakistan  have  always  witnessed  a question mark due to horse trading ,rigging  , bartering  and  bidding. The  recent  Senate Elections 2018  were  no Exception as  The Senate  Elections  were   held  in sheer  contradiction where  many Mainstream  Political parties such as PTI, MQM   cried  Foul play  and  horse trading  in the  Elections especially the  PPP’s grabbing of  Two  Senate Seats  from  KPK  on the  basis  of  6 MPAs  was  beyond  Understanding and  opened the Pandora box  as  how a  Party having  only  6 MPAs   could  manage to win  two seats  from KPK  .On the Other hand, MQM-P  due to infighting, lost the seats and managed to grab a single seat from Sindh while PML-N swept all the seats from Punjab and Islamabad.

If we go through the current Senate party-wise position, PML-N Leads the House with 34 Senate Seats as one independent candidate announced to join PML-N, followed by PPP  and  PTI  having  20 and  12 Seats each.  However, Ten Independent candidates from FATA may play the deciding role for The election of  Senate  Chairman as   PML-N needs 19 More Seats to get his  Nominee elected out of  104 seat Upper House.

The PPP and PTI contacts are also reported as both partied contacted the CM  Baluchistan for Alliance. The PTI demands Deputy chairman whereas chairman slot is offered to PPP Nominee. But the recent party meet up withdraws  the decision as  they were of  the view  that  having alliance  with either  PPP or  PML-N  would pour water on their long struggle  against  Corruption and  corrupt politicians  as  Chairman PTI  believed  that  having alliance  with PPP may benefit  PML-N and other opposition parties  including  JUI-F who are the strong  critics of  both parties  .

They may launch a public campaign against the party’s vision that those who used to call  Zardari  (Bemari)  The Disease for Sindh now sitting in their ranks and made an alliance with the corrupt party in quest of Power.Suppose  ,  If they make an alliance, they will have  32 seats, they will still require 21 seats to get the Slot of  Senate Chairman. Zardari is eying 15 Independent candidates of  FATA and Baluchistan, National Party of Baluchistan’s 5 seats, MQM’s  5 Seats, PML-F 1 seat, JI 2 Seats etc.  If zardari succeeds in getting the small parties on board then it will give tough time to PML-N. JUI-F has announced to back PMl-N Nominee whereas JI may support  PTI  as both parties are running a coalition Govt in KP.

PPP has enjoyed the coalition with  MQM-P past though this political bonhomie did not last longer owing to the greed of power and resources on the part of  MQM and contradictory Separate Province Demands and tirade against Pakistan by self-exiled MQM –london chief  Altaf Hussain.

As regards The  Senate Elections, they are also reported to be rigged since Billions of Rupees were used to influence and change the loyalties of  MNAs and MPAs. Though the ECP  has taken the   Notice of such gross irregularities,  yet No action may likely be taken owing expiry of the  Government Term in May 2018.

PML-N may win Chairman Senate  Seat Either from its allies or  PML-N owing to the consensus on Nominee, while  PPP claims to have 60 Seats including FATA senators. But  PML-N has not reached the decision of Final Candidate.  In this situation, all the parties appear to be divided struggling to find the suitable candidate after refusal and Rejection over the name of   Existing  Senate Chairman, Senator Raza Rabbani by Zardari  Though the recommendation card was played by  PML-N former chief  Mian Nawaz Shareef. Shareefs are in disarray after disqualification as  PM and  Party chief altogether.

They have already started anti-Judiciary, NAB and Armed forces agitation campaign are not in the good books of  Establishment as well. However, as they enjoy the majority in the upper House, they face less resistance or effort to get their nominee elected.

So far, the PML-N leadership has not been able to finalize their Nominee for  Senate Chairman and Deputy Chairman Slots as they are still doing consultation with key allies such as National Party of  Baluchistan NP, JUI-F and Others.

PTI and PPP, on the other hand, are also seen busy to form an alliance to get the Slots. PPP’s Co-chairman Former President, Asif Ali Zardari is alleged to have bought the MPAs and MNAs and this purchase process is said to be continued as  Senators are being offered millions as per News reports to Support their nominee for  Chairman slot.

PPP appears to be the only party that is in close contact with the independent candidates and had negotiations with various  Main Stream and Small parties Sindh, KP, Baluchistan to reach on an agreement for winning support from the allies for their  PPP nominee likely Salim Mandiwala etc.

On the other hand, PTI is vying for  Deputy chairman slot as they enjoy the third position in Upper House. Both PTI- PPP  may reach on consensus candidate  Sadiq Sanjrani as both parties have consensus over  Sadiq Sanjrani   He is emerging as the favourite candidate for the opposition in Upper House.Therefore, PTI finally nods to support PPP candidate after having internal party discussions and  Demand the  Deputy  Chairman Slot.

The Ball is in the PML-N’s court as they have the majority and only require  18 seats to win the chairman Slot.With JUI –F support and eying independent senators they may still be able to win The Chairman Senate seat but this prediction may be bit early as anything happens at any time. Maybe, The  PPP succeeds in making allies and winning support as Zardari is very clever in making surprises or stunning the opposition.

Zardari is also considered the king of changing the game as he did in Baluchistan by toppling the  Zahri  Govt and bringing in New set up in Baluchistan.PTI will support PPP Nominee as both parties are against the  PML-N Government.  The Political Pundits say that if Zardari’s Candidate wins that will be the great set back or Blow for PML-N.

The Election  for the appointment  of  Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate is scheduled  Today ,so let’s see  who  wins  the  Elections of  Upper House Head and Deputy Head  -be it  PML-N  or  PPP-PTI  allies  . But  Zardari has shown disappointment over  the proposed name of  Sadiq Sanjrani  for  Chairman Slot during the  Meeting  of  CM Baluchistan  Abdul Qayoom Bizenjo and  PTI Chief  Imran Khan .

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The Conspiracies And The PTI Government

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[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]E[/su_dropcap]ver since the PTI emerged victorious in the landmark  General Elections of 2018,  formed the government in Center,  Punjab, KPK and coalition Government in Baluchistan, the Oppositions parties could not digest their defeat and start raising their hue and cry regarding the credibility of elections owing to RTS failure. The Opposition’s recent rumpus in the parliament and boycotting the proceedings, has prompted the PTI government to take the tough stand against them owing to their futile attempts to overthrow the government since the parties are facing several corruption charges.

Pakistan has been facing the severe economic crisis due to flawed policies, rampant corruption and mounting burden of loans acquired from the IMF program by both – the PPP and the PML-N. The existing circumstances created by the losers in General Elections 2018 have aggravated the situation.

The Corrupt elite politicians are pushing hard to influence government to issue yet another NRO as practices in Past in Musharraf era.

With PTI hardly completing its two and a half months in government, the impatience of  Opposition has no limits as Moulana Fazal playing key role in bridging the gap between two arch-rivals  I.e PPP and PML-N persuading them to hatch conspiracies against the Government by bringing a Resolution against the Government in the parliament since  PM Imran Khan has already scraped their evil designs by securing Bailout package of $12 Billion Dollars from  Saudi Arabia and yet another is likely expected from UAE  on the basis of deferred payments facility.

Pakistan’s best friend  China has also announced to help Pakistan come out of this financial quagmire by pledging a handsome amount since Pakistan might have suspended the plans to avail bailout package from IMF given the Trump’s absolute pressure on IMF not to give any financial Assistance since America thought that Pakistan will repay the Chinese loans with IMF program. This was the very setback that pushed Pakistan to go for alternate options to strengthen rupee against the dollar and fulfil the balance of payments issue to repay the loans availed by former governments.

The former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar currently availing political asylum, as per reports, have said that the PTI government is responsible for all the mess as their inefficiency and incompetence have dragged the country into the financial quagmire.

Well, Mr Dar has held responsible to the PTI Government but if he is true and innocent, then why he has applied for political asylum despite the suspension of his legal travel documents such as Passport and ID card etc.

It is an old custom that when one cannot solve the issue and dragged the country into financial crisis then, it is easy to shift the responsibility and start blaming the successor for the mess generated by them. Such face-saving tactics are being practised for long to befool the public so that they may not change their loyalties and remain stuck to your side despite injustices and breach trust.

It is debatable that why the arch-rivals have come closer only because they are being prosecuted for the corrupt practices and they need another NRO as offered by former President Zardari to Sharif brothers when both Nawaz and Shahbaz were disqualified to contest Elections and NRO offered by Musharraf to sharifs on the request of Saudi Arab.

Apparently, the joint Opposition is playing a dangerous game of instigating the sentiments and emotions of the people against PTI government such as Zardari is reportedly blamed the government that he was being tried in fake accounts case only because of 18th Amendment since the Government intends to repeal the said amendment. Such a statement has sent tremors of the earthquake to the provinces to resist such movement and is an attempt to create chaos to fail the government.

Perhaps, they are not aware of the fact that the people this time, are well aware of evil designs of these monsters and their misleading, irritating and instigating remarks are aimed at diverting the attention of the people in order to hide their corruption and misappropriation of billions of rupees. They are using the elevated platform –the parliament for personal gains.

Imran Khan is a sportsman and everybody knows that a sportsman always remains under pressure in nail-biting contests but never succumbs to pressure. So these triangular games of PPP, JUI and PML-N won’t bear any fruit because all three are unpopular among the people and their claims of being populist leaders are baseless and deceptive.

Pakistan’s image as a peace-loving country has been recognized with the effective, robust and independent internal and external policies of Imran Khan. In just two and a half months, he has already proved his worth and initiated “Clean and Green Initiative”; to make Pakistan environmentally safe with massive plantation and cleanliness drive.

PM Khan has also initiated the much echoed and trumpeted   “Naya Pakistan” Housing Program to construct 5 million houses for the people throughout Pakistan. This was the really much-awaited project that will benefit people with low-income level.

PTI’s innovation did not stop here, PM Khan went on to announce first-ever “Pakistan Citizens portal” to address the problems faced by Pakistanis globally. It is an online complains management system that will help people get their problems resolved through the portal and by using the Mobile application. The Portal caters to the needs of local people as well as the ex-pats residing in any part of the world. The newly launched portal will prove instrumental in addressing the issues of ex-pats and will play a pivot role in maximizing foreign remittances by removing the complexities.

Even some economists are of the view that Pakistan will prosper if such initiatives are taken, and in coming days, Pakistan will shift from an aid receiver to self-reliance. PTI has painted a positive picture of Pakistan nationally and internationally, it will likely succeed in the resolution of age-long issues of terrorism, health, education, unemployment, energy crisis and economic crisis. These issues are currently dubbed as the biggest challenges.

With strong independent Foreign policy and maintaining cordial diplomatic relations on the basis of mutual benefits and understanding with the neighbours and resolving all the issues with neighbours including the core issue of Kashmir with India, these initiatives will serve as the basis to steer Pakistan out of this political and economic conundrum and impasse.

The opposition’s drum-beating will not serve any interests of the public rather it further plunge the country into governance and financial crisis. Though, soon after elections, Moulana Fazal Rahman’s proposal not to take the oath, received the negative response since all the parties seemed reluctant to such move especially PPP distanced itself from voting or any APCs held by the opposition’s parties.

It is imperative that PTI should not give any heed to such mounting pressure and should only focus on their projects and service delivery. These dissent voices will have the logical end with the passage of time since they don’t have any serious national issue to raise their voice except self-centric desires of getting immunity or NRO to get rid of corruption charges levelled by State institutions and investigated by FIA and NAB. The PTI Government appears resolved to continue the accountability process till recovery of the looted wealth within the country, Dubai and other parts of the world. The Opposition’s claim of being sole targets is baseless and aimed at point-scoring and an abortive effort to get public support. Since PM IK   presented himself voluntary to start accountability process if the opposition has any evidence.

PM Khan is ready to face these challenges and emerge as victorious as the country is desperately looking for an honest and dedicated leadership that steers the country out of crisis and brings prosperity, peace and sustainable growth by crossing all the impediments that may hamper Pakistan from becoming a true welfare state.

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Adopting the Best Governance System in Pakistan

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Pakistan has always oscillated between the good and the bad Governance Models as both the civil and the military powers holding the reins of the country one after another.  It is unfortunate for the people of Pakistan that despite the passage of 71 years of Independence, we have not been able to find the best Governance Model yet that may serve our subjects in a better way and bring social and economic prosperity.

The Post-Independence period was tattered as Pakistan faced various economic, Social and infrastructural challenges.Pakistan was deprived of its due share from the joint resources at the time of partition.

Yet, Quaid’s able leadership and brave leadership did not let Pakistan go down since he was visionary and had the clear roadmap to steer the county through crisis to prosperity with planning and untiring efforts.  He was of the View that if Pakistan’s problems were not addressed or resolved, It may have failed as the state.

The consequential Martial Laws furthered the woes of people that implemented  dictatorial laws which were not meant for the people and were contrary to human rights as safeguarded by the constitution. These were the basis that prompted people to denounce such the military coups and raised their voices to regain their freedom of speech and freedom to act according to one’s wishes and intentions.

Pakistan has experienced both the Presidential and parliamentary form of governance. It has also  experienced Civil and Military coups and  even sustained so far except the Fall of Dhaka in 1971 when Sheikh Mujib was denied the Government despite having an absolute majority to form the government.

As a result of Governance Crisis, Pakistan has suffered on many fronts i.e economic, social and Security. The Ill-will of the feudal nature of Politicians has forcibly sunk the ship of Pakistan by creating a leadership vacuum and gave rise to corrupt practices that played havoc with its fragile and fractured path.

The changing Governance Models, lack of proper  Constitutional Development and consensus building have forced the Fragile state to fall in the Governance crisis since no policy framework was followed that may have provided the basis of Constitutional development. The Institutional Building was not initiated that triggered the constant pull in the civil-military relationship.

That was evident from the promulgation of  First Constitution on 23rd March 1956, Nine years after the independence, unfortunately, the Martial law was imposed after two and half years of its inaction on 7th October 1958  by the powerful man in our history General Ayoob Khan.

Being a military General, Ayoob khan wanted a controlled and reasonably weaker form of Democracy, since he believed the western form of Democracy does not suit to Pakistan. Consequently, he introduced the 1962 Constitution which came into force on 1st March 1962.

The biggest change in form governance was the introduction of the Presidential form of government since all the powers vested in the president. He was both head of state and head of Government.  The Provinces were given autonomy, equality of mankind, independence of the judiciary; rights of minorities were salient features of the constitution.

The Islamic advisory council was also constituted to advise Govt. over Islamic injunctions or laws.

The presidential form of Government was more suitable since all the power vested in President who was elected directly and there was no burden of ineffective legislators just the skeleton Ministers, Provincial Governors and the staff was enough to run the state affairs in a very effective manner since decision making was on the fast track.

“Even the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam had envisaged 71 years ago during his speech found in the handwritten paper that the presidential form of Government is suitable for Pakistan since a parliamentary form of Government does not work owing to feudal vested interests, illiteracy and lack of visionary leadership.

Actually, he had given clear roadmap that as long as feudalism and feudal approach exists in Pakistan, the democracy cannot develop its roots  deeper since these feudal politicians have vested interests that are detrimental to people who vote them to power and tantamount to Islamic Ideologies.”

With the resignation of General Ayoob, the constitutional crises once again aggravated with the abrogation of 1962 constitution.

The story unfolded when Sheikh Mujib ur Rahman had succeeded in winning the majority in the first ever general elections of Pakistan held in 1970 but the then military ruler, President General Yahya Khan, had refused categorically to transfer power to him.  Sheikh Mujib was imprisoned in Mianwali. General Yahya resigned succumbing to internal pressure.

Then we had the best constitution gifted by Shaheed  Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto. The 1973 constitution promulgated on  14th August 1973 with an overwhelming majority. The 1973 constitution was the turning point in the history of Pakistan as it was considered the complete constitution which safeguarded the rights of every citizen. Though East Pakistan was separated in 1971, yet Bhutto steer the country out of governance and constitutional crisis and had solved the long-standing issue.

Even, he was not spared, he was hanged under Zia regime and was inducted in the Murder plot of Nawaz Mohammad Ahmad Khan Kasuri’s, consequently hanged on 3rd April 1978. Bhutto during his premiership reshaped the foreign policy and made people friendly and people-centric decisions that disrupted the status quo and had great economic extinct since he wanted to establish a World Islamic Bank in Pakistan with the help of Islamic Countries.

Bhutto’s speech UN general assembly still echoes in our hearts as No leader in our history had made such fearless and emotional speech that rocked the Superpowers.

Unfortunately, we could not get such a brave and fearless leader who could speak eye to eye with the enemies and even to the Superpowers.

Though we had a leader like Mohammad Khan Junejo who was also a good Statesman and had ignited the real dream of Welfare State his powers were curtailed by former Chief Martial law Administrator and later Elected President through the so-called referendum General Ziaul Haq.

Later, Benazir Bhutto, the great daughter of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto rose to heights of success but his teammates sunk her ship through corrupt practices in Government. Then, Pakistan went into the two-party system i.e. PPP and PML from 1988 to October 1999.

In 1999, Pakistan experienced yet another military involvement that sent PML-N government packing by General Musharraf. PM Nawaz was jailed and later released on the interference of Saudi kings and exiled with family.

Musharraf after three years, held elections and his Party PML-Q win the elections. In 2007, Benazir Bhutto returned from Self Exile and apparently assassinated during the Public gathering.

Benazir’s Murder brought the turmoil in the country. PPP won 2008 elections on a sympathy vote and Zardari became the President after Musharraf relinquished due to fears of impeachment.

It was the first time that any civilian Government had completed their term and laid the foundation of Democratic Transition.

The PPP government was not impressive and effective but the only good thing they had done that was the 18th amendments that had offered autonomy to the provinces and few federal ministries were devolved to the Provinces including Health and Education.

The 18th amendment also paved the way for the premier to be elected for the third term as earlier it was just two terms. PML-N won 2013 elections with the majority and completed their term but PM Nawaz was disqualified due to Panama Papers case few months before completion of the tenure.

Finally, democratic transition worked again, and the PTI came into power with the slogan of change and making Naya Pakistan.

if we analyze our history, we would be disappointed to know that most of the time, the Martial Law Administrator governed our country as compared to the civilian Government. This gives the message that Pakistani electoral framework only suits a single powerful system means the presidential form of Government as practised in Turkey, Afghanistan and US.

The presidential form of Government is the strong as the president is the head of State and the head of a Government at the same time. He appoints his ministers from professionals, technocrats and Legislature. He makes timely decisions as a Parliamentary form of Government does not allow implementing policies without the debate and without approval from the parliament.

We are still going through a transition and learning from our past mistakes, yet we need to mull over that which Governance Model suits our people–Parliamentary form of Government or Presidential form of Government or Mixture of both.

It is not the time of meddling with both systems or engage in the debate of good or bad system but we should adopt the best governance system suits Pakistan and benefits the common men and bridges the gap between state and the subjects. The system which provides access to justice offers equal opportunities regardless of religion, caste or creed.

It has been seven decades since independence that we are struggling to form a strong and vibrant system that benefits the people of Pakistan. The issue warrants public debate and is open to the public to give their input which system of Governance may be fruitful for them that strengthens the federation, Federating units and builds the basis of good governance.

Though we have a new government in place but the old players of Opposition Parties PPP, PML-N and JUI, MMA and ANP are giving a tough time to hide their corrupt practices. Therefore,  if we want the state to flourish and prosper, we need to put the presidential form of governance for a four or five year to analyze whether it is physible for Pakistan and produces desired results. Either, We have to part ways with the parliamentary form of Government or adhere to the Presidential form of Government as practised in developed nations of the world.

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Will Dreams of “Naya Pakistan” ever materialize?

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Ever Since the ruling  PTI Government came into power after winning July 25, 2018, General Elections and succeeded in forming governments at Centre and in the Provinces of KPK and Punjab, Coalition Government with  BAP in Baluchistan, They are still celebrating their victory after the Passage of two and Half Months.

IK’s Tall claims of bringing lasting change in the sectors of Energy, Economy, Health, Education, Environment, Local Governance, Foreign Policy and  Civil Service are vanishing with the passage of time since they have just started working on these sectors. Though on  Foreign Policy front , they have worked a lot and have been engaged in making an Independent Foreign Policy with  Saudi and Iran enjoying the central point and the age-long faithful friend  – China as Main  Economic Partner. The Experienced Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has  so far played  a vital role and  showed  the Ugly  face of India  before  the world  at recent UNGA meeting.

 

Though , PTI has  started meddling with CPEC ,yet  People in PTI ranks  are  of the view  that they are  just reviewing the  CPEC to remove anomalies  in the  corridor and  making it suitable  for  the  Baluchistan so that it may reap benefits  as Gwadar  Port is dubbed  as an economic hub for  the  Province of   Baluchistan and the CPEC –Game changer  for  Pakistan .

Luckily, Pakistan has got Saudi Arab joining the CPEC as Partner since  Saudi Arab is the great Oil exporting country and a member of OPEC. Hearing the announcement of  Saudi Arab joining CPEC , Trump took a jab at  Saudi Arab and made the hard statement that Saudi Government and Its  Crown Prince cannot live for two weeks without  US Support, This compelled Pakistani Government to take U-Turn and declare  Saudi Arab as  Strategic Partner instead of partner.

Well, All that happening with Amateurs in Government and Politics since PTI government is struggling to cope with a looming Energy crisis that has crippled the economy . Even the U-turn taken by the Government on Electricity and Gas Hike, has created the opportunity for the critics.   They just Bow down given the circumstances and the Public Pressure and Severe Criticism from opposition parties.

The Government is mulling over the Uniform Education Policy as The  Federal Minister of  Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood has said that Government is working on the uniform education policy to provide a level Playing field  for the youth of Pakistan.

There  are  several  challenges  to implement a Uniform Education System such as   every  Province  has  its own curriculum  Specially the   Sindh  having prescribed  the  curriculum in Sindhi language from  class  one  to Class Five  as  most of  Science , Mathematics and Social Studies books  are taught in Sindhi  language and English as Subject  at Primary level whereas  at Middle  , Secondary level, The choice of medium  is given to  the students  to answer the Questions  in exam in Urdu, Sindhi or English Language .

The Second biggest challenge is that after the 18th Amendment, the Education and The Health have become the Provincial subjects so it would not be easy to introduce uniform Education system until amending the Constitution.

The Third biggest challenge is the Strong opposition  that is the hurdle to amend the constitution and to pass the bill of the Uniform Education system, PTI Government needs Majority in-house and support from Opposition parties without support from the opposition , Such gigantic tasks are impossible to happen.

PTI may expect support from PPP as  they had supported the Nominee of PPP in Senate  Elections as so far PPP had abstained itself from voting during  PM   Elections and had fielded their  own candidate Aitazaz Ahsan for Presidential Elections. Whereas  , MMA, JUI , ANP, PML –N are the strong critics of  IK and he  will never  approach them for support owing to their personal agitation on IK and  PTI and even party chiefs of these parties  termed  the  General Elections as  rigged and Manipulated  though the elections were held in a very peaceful manner under tight Security of Army and Rangers .

Imran’s recent Goodwill gesture of supplying the  40000 Ton wheat to Afghanistan is severely criticized by the PPP since Federal Government is clueless about the drought and famine in the Thar Desert since there was great loss of Lives including Man ,women and children due to severe drought and  shortage fodder for livestock, though the Federal Government  appears to be very keen in investing millions to generate electricity from Thar Coal with assistance of  China .

The tall claims of PTI are waning with each passing day since they have missed their targets which were set for 100 days. Their hundreds of promises, made with people during elections, are appearing an uphill task so far as they don’t seem to be serious in their pursuit and have failed to give clear roadmap.

The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s untimely statements have further aggravated the situation as his u-turn based policy statements are misleading and may be counterproductive for the Opposition to hit back the government. The Punjab CM’s performance has been dismal so far as he has been engulfed in various contradictory issues such as influencing Police  and joy-ride on state-owned Copter with his family. The Situation in KPK and Baluchistan provinces is the same since no significant signs of change are witnessed that may make the basis of change in the offing.

The Government plan to overhaul the Local Government system in KPK and Punjab has materialized to some extent as they have succeeded in drafting  Local Governance System in above-mentioned Provinces , yet the change would be incomplete until it is implemented in all other provinces  including the Sindh, Baluchistan and GB.

The government should amend the constitution and make the Local government as the Federal subject like they have planned for Education and Health. They have already started the spadework to introduce Uniform Education System throughout the country by making education as Federal Subject.  The Process of making health as Federal Subject has not started as yet as the Great Medical Institutes such as JPMC facing various financial problems that have affected its performance.

The PTI Government also intends to bring Civil Service Reforms and the job has been assigned to the Taskforce on Civil service Reforms headed by a Former State  Bank Governor and  Former Director  IBA Karachi – Dr Isharat Hussain.

The analysts  are  of the view  that  as  Dr Isharat has already served  the same  role  of  Intuitional Reforms  in Musharraf Era  and Then Former PML-N Government, The  Performance has not remained satisfactory as  Dr Isharat Hussain is  an Economic and Finance  Expert , He  must have been attached  with the  Finance Minister  Asad Umar to help save sinking ship of  Economy as  the crisis has  become severe  .

It may be too early to predict the future of  “Naya  Pakistan” yet it is pertinent to give a roadmap for bringing such massive change in Top bureaucracy. As per the reports that the Sharif’s gave powers to their close Top Level bureaucrats to serve their interests at Federal Level and the current PTI Government intends to bring their own Close Top Level Bureaucrats to serve their interests. There is strong need to depoliticize Bureaucracy to improve their performance.

This may be an opinion or misconception about the bureaucracy but there is a strong need of grooming and training the civil servants, given the needs of the existing circumstances. PTI’s “Naya Pakistan” will not materialize without clear roadmap and planning. It would be imperative to put  the right person for the right job so that they may pave the way for the change and Make “Naya Pakistan”.

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