PM has said that the bureaucracy, being the backbone of the state

April 03, 2018

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the bureaucracy, being the backbone of the state, has to adapt to new realities of the fast-changing specialized world for efficient state management and optimal decision making. He said that the complex issues of technical nature require specialized trainings and use of technology to address the existing challenges.
The Prime Minister was talking to participants of 108th National Management Course from National School of Public Policy at Prime Minister’s Office today.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan was faced with huge challenges that included economic issues, security challenges and the issue related to socio-economic development. He said that the challenges of ensuring better service delivery and good governance have increased after devolution under the 18th Amendment. The bureaucracy, said the Prime Minister, has to play a leading role in finding solution to these challenges especially at provincial level.
Later, the Prime Minister invited the participants to share their views and ask questions about various issues of national importance. 
Replying to a question about counter-terrorism efforts, the Prime Minister said that countering terrorism is a continuous effort that involves addressing root causes and factors leading towards extremism. He said that Pakistan was the only country that has defeated terrorism despite huge sacrifices.
Discussing socio-economic issues especially the development of backward areas of the country, the Prime Minister stressed upon the need for capacity building by the provinces to address such issues. He said that CPEC offered a great opportunity and would prove to be a game changer for the development of country and the region. 
Other issues of national importance also came under discussion during the interaction. 
The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the specialized training being imparted to the senior government functionaries at National School of Public Policy would help them develop better understanding of the formulation and implementation of public policy and would prepare them for taking assignments at national policy level.