Minister: (Public sector reforms inevitability to move forward: Ahsan Iqbal)

September 13, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal made it clear that without effective public sector reforms no government could be effective, if Pakistan has to move forward we need modern public sector.

Speaking at a two-day National Consultative Workshop on ‘Civil Service Reforms’ organized by the Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms (MoPDR) in Bhurban, Murree on Monday, Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan is passing through a critical phase of its history, as ‘we are transforming from a terrorist to an emerging state’; hence we need modern public sector to meet the challenging situation.

He said this workshop is unique because we have political will to implement these reforms; hence real stakeholders are engaged in the reform process. He said Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has taken the ownership of this reform process that is why we have wholesome presentation here, adding that administrative structure needed new inception as we are in the age of paradigm.

The minister said the government institutions need to change the way of thinking and working because the traditional way of thinking and working would not be compatible with the reform agenda envisioned in Vision-2025 and PML-N manifesto.

He said reforms are like oxygen for those countries, which wanted development; hence the incumbent government will make all-out efforts to reform our administrative structure according to the modern needs.

Ahsan Iqbal said that faster, smarter and agility are new traits of success that government institutions are required to adopt for better and efficient public delivery system.