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Administrative issues and challenges in Pakistan

Nawaz, Dawood and Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha (2020) Administrative issues and challenges in Pakistan. In: The International Seminar on Regional Politics, Administration and Development 2020 (INSORPAD2020), 14-15 October 2020, STISIPOL Raja Haji, Riau, INDONESIA.

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Pakistan seems to be suffering from administrative hotchpotch as the delimitation by the Election Commission of Pakistan has raised serious objections and concerns and has even threatened the holding of the next elections within the constitutionally-stipulated time frame. This is only the aspect of the administrative mayhem, as on the other hand local governments are not living up to the expectations of the people. While the provincial governments have been hesitant to devolve administrative, legal and financial authority to the district and lower tiers of governments, of late there have been voices to rollback the 18th Constitutional Amendment. Keeping in view the administrative issues and prevalent bad governance, Pakistan needs to rationalise its administrative structure. There are various aspects of this, including revamping the whole administrative edifice which currently is based generally on the federal-provincial-district divisions; introducing extensive and across the board civil-services reforms; revisiting existing policies and plugging policy gaps. In short, to achieve economic growth and to improve the quality of life of it’s people, Pakistan and its constituent provinces must bring about a radical change in the way in which they are governed and managed, particularly with reference to macroeconomic management, political volatility, public administration, good governance, and adequacy of institutional capacity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: eISBN 978-967-16057-8-3 Jointly organized by: Stisipol Raja Haji, Tanjungpinang, Indonesia School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: administrative issues, administrative structure, local government, 18th constitutional amendment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2020 00:12
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2020 00:12

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