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Govt’s de-politicization policy to help bureaucracy improve performance: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that government’s policy of de-politicization 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.

Addressing participants of 109th National Management Course from National School of Public Policy, the PM said that, being backbone of the state, bureaucracy has 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, the PM 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 PM 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, the premier said that the government was focusing on stabilization measures along with undertaking institutional reforms with an aim to improve vital sectors such as education, health and governance.

He said that 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 PTI Government’s experience of reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in education, health, alternate dispute resolution and other areas.

Answering a question about Pakistan’s recent initiative to improve relations with India and the disappointing response from the other side of the border, the PM said that it was unfortunate that Indian leadership is failing to realize that the biggest challenge confronting this region was alleviating poverty and improving socio-economic condition of the people of the region.

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