BUREAUCRACY: PILL OR PANACEA A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF BUREAUCRACY IN PAKISTAN

Dr. Aftab Ahmed Mangi, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasro Kanasro, Prof. Dr. Aslam Pervez Memon

Abstract


Pakistan came in to being on 14 august 1947 under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah who became its first Governor General. It consisted of Muslim majority areas Bengal, Punjab, N.W.F.P, the Tribal areas, Sindh and Baluchistan, these were the parts of old British colony of the India. It was a country facing short resources for existence, seeking security and stability to maintain its identity. As a new born country its prime task was to develop a strong bureaucracy and political system to build a national integrity as the founder said the foundations of your state have been laid, and it is now for you to build. For the lack of administrative talent, political and administrative structure then followed the legacies of the British Raj left behind. The main problem of administrative development in the new state had to change the colonial bureaucratic practice with a new standard but imposed a highly centralized constitutional system by the government and could not change the old bureaucratic practice in a country which was physically and culturally distinct. As a developing country, the focus should have had been to change new concept from the colonial experience and the Western concept of bureaucratic as Riggs suggested for developing countries to bring about the desired change for political and economic stability which were fundamentals for leading a country to modernization.

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