PM: (PM asks cabinet delegation to participate in ‘Consultative Workshop’)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday directed a cabinet delegation to participate in two-day National Consultative Workshop on ‘Civil Service Reforms’ to be held on September 14-15, 2015 in Bhurban, Murree.

According to the details, the Prime Minister issued the directives that six federal ministers must take part in the National Consultative Workshop so as that they could give their valuable inputs there.

The six ministers who were asked to participate in the Consultative Workshop, which would be held under the auspices of Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms of Pakistan (MoPDR) include: Khawaja Saad Rafique, Anusha Rahman, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Mohammad Baligh Ur Rehman, Saira Afzal Tarar and Rana Tanveer Hussain.

The Prime Minister also asked all the secretaries, chief secretaries and DGs to attend the workshop with full preparation so as to avoid any contradiction and confusion while finalizing the recommendations.

The Prime Minister gave special priority to good governance, reforms and development; hence he also directed the concerned MNAs to make sure their participation in the workshop.

The meeting of chief secretaries has been summoned on Sunday’s evening in order to do some brainstorming so as to table consolidated recommendations in the workshop, which could help provide an enabling institutional structure for modernization of civil service and promote citizen-centric governance, besides enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability.

It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal will be the chief guest at concluding session of the workshop, while UNDP Country Director and Members Planning Commission for Development and Reforms Dr. Syed Tahir Syed Hjazi along others will also be present on the occasion.

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