PM Imran for reining in unruly bureaucracy
According to sources, the premier has got this task upon himself to ‘fix’ the boisterous bureaucracy which knows no limits. The PM thinks that it’s the time to restrain them.
During his meeting with Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique, the premier made it clear on the latter that no dereliction would be tolerated on the part of negligent bureaucracy. He asked the chief secretary to remind the civil servants of higher cadre to perform their duties diligently otherwise the government would take stern action against them in case of any slackness.
The PM also directed Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar that those civil servants who do not work, they should be ‘fixed’.
Special Assistant to Punjab CM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan last Sunday publicly admonished Sialkot Assistant Commissioner Sonia Sadaf over mismanagement at a Ramazan Bazaar. She said the mismanagement showed that the local administration did not care about people. She exchanged harsh words with the Sialkot AC, videos of which went viral on social media drawing flak from different social circles. Punjab chief secretary condemned the scolding of AC saying no one should insult the officer and demanded an apology from the special assistant to CM. However, both chief secretary and Dr Firdous met CM Punjab stating their own points of view and both stuck to their positions.
Dr Firdous also called on prime minister a couple of days ago to inform him about the provision of essential items in Ramazan bazaars and about the problems being faced by the people.
Reporter Qazafi Butt