President urges civil servants to focus on improving governance, service delivery

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Zubair Qureshi

President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the civil servants to focus on improving governance and service delivery so as to effectively respond to people’s needs.

He underlined the need for taking fast decisions by using IT tools to enhance efficiency and good governance.

The president gave these remarks while addressing the participants of the 115th National Management Course, National School of Public Policy, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Wednesday.

Talking to the participants of the course, the president said people had great expectations from the civil servants and they needed to be responsive to their needs.

He stated that it had been his constant endeavour to set a direction for NSPP to cater to both the needs of imparting modern knowledge and techniques as well as the importance of nurturing strong values and an atmosphere of trust and cooperation among the participants of the course.

He also apprised the participants about the initiative taken by him for the digitalization of Parliament and introducing e-governance in the Presidency.

He said that steps were being taken to promote the IT sector of the country which had great potential to boost our exports.

In response to a question, the president stated that efforts were being made to empower women financially as well as ensure the provision of their right to inheritance in accordance with the teachings of Islam.

He emphasized the need to focus on the skill development and financial inclusion of women. He also appreciated the Government’ decision to provide training to youth and women, in collaboration with Amazon, to promote e-commerce in the country and provide self-employment.

Regarding the high population growth, the President said that the growing population was putting enormous pressure on the country’s resources and he sought the support of Ulema and Media to raise awareness about the implications of the rising population.

Earlier, Rector NSPP, Dr Ijaz Munir, highlighted the objectives of the course. He informed that the training regime for civil servants was being changed in line with modern needs of governance.

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