Saturday, 28 February 2015
Is there any way out of the dilemma that Pakistan finds it self in? It has had a series of public administrative reforms. Ayub tried to weed out the corrupt, Yahya Khan did the same, ZAB followed suit and Zia was no outsider to the Hitlerian rule but Musharraf really messed it up. The country that was behind all these reforms was our western friend and supporter in times of distress. That is how they would like themselves to be seen. They patronize us and we like to be patronised for after all what is the problem with being patted on the back and for the friends to help us get into sinking sand sooner than later. Is there then any optimal way to manage public administration issues? There seems to be no such way. The Fulton Report in the UK came with a lot of publicity but it came and went without a whimper. I tried to locate my eight volumes or so of the book but could not find it. Someone had done a good job of minor theft. Such thefts are irritants and the monetary loss is insignificant.