services like hospitals, schools, local licensing authorities, police, taxing authorities and so on. Corruption in Pakistan Corruption Reception Index 2014 126/177. According to calculations performed by Transparency International, Pakistan has lost an unbelievably high amount, more than Rs8.5 trillion (US $94 billion), in corruption, tax evasion and bad governance during the last four years .An adviser of Transparency International acknowledged that “Pakistan does not need even a single penny from th e outside world if it effectively checks the menace of corruption and ensures good governance”.
CSS Current Affairs S ir Ahtisham Jan Butt Contact for: 0321 4646 037 Current Affairs & Pak Affairs Causes Lack of Rule of Law Weak democratic system Impassive role of ACU role of Judiciary unawareness among masses education Weak civil society NGOs No reforms in institutions Prevalence of culture conducive for corruption Transparency Politicization of Public departments Inflation Effects of Corruption Bad Governance Economic Underdevelopment Crimes in Society Decay of Institutions Suggestions ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CSS Current Affairs S ir Ahtisham Jan Butt Contact for: 0321 4646 037 Current Affairs & Pak Affairs Local Government System; needs & expectations: A critical review Introductory Remarks All provincial governments have constitutional binding to conduct local government elections and have local government system. But question is whether any mode of local government system has answer to the problems of governance in Pakistan or not. There is a basic flaw in understanding what was missing in Local Government Ordinance 2001 or local government system of 1979 and what Pakistan needs exactly. This is the only reason due to which these systems could not sustain. Certainly, a unanimous system of local governance in all units of federation is not feasible and that is not even needed; not constitutionally at least. But still there can be one commonality and that is the purpose of it. Unfortunately, in Pakistan the concept of Good Governance could never gain eventuality and authenticity. Solution providers of this nation have other motives behind every policy, plan and system than service delivery. National Interest and Public Good are just words for them. Resultantly, only thing that permanently exists is crisis of governance. Fifth largest population and one of the nuclear powers of the world has become host of every possible crisis that can happen. Starting from crisis of federation to activism of institutions, from energy shortfall to economic crunches, from unemployment to unforeseen urban poverty, from absenteeism to nepotism, from corruption to non professionalism, from price hike to adulteration, and from security crisis to target killings and suicide bombings, all are the outcomes of bad governance.
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- Spring '17
- European Union, Sir Ahtisham Jan Butt