ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday addressed civil service employees and vowed to free bureaucracy from political intervention.
“Pakistan’s bureaucracy was our pride but due to political interference it declined in front of our eyes,” the prime minister said.
The prime minister asserted that he is only concerned with performance and the government will stand by those working for the country irrespective of their affiliations.
Prime Minister Imran added that merit will be rewarded and civil service reforms will be beneficial to the bureaucracy.
“A system working on merit is unmatched and we will make sure our bureaucracy is free from political pressure.”
Shedding light on the salary structure of the bureaucracy, the prime minister said in the past, bureaucrats were compensated well and they had no temptation to steal or be corrupt.
The prime minister said that he had spoken with chairman NAB and asked him not to humiliate any bureaucrat that was being investigated.
Further, PM Imran vowed to improve the structure of governance within two years.
“Investors don’t come to Pakistan owing to governance. If we improve the structure of governance then the nation will progress,” he said.
The premier elaborated, “Overseas Pakistanis have a lot of money which they can invest in Pakistan but refrain from doing so owing to our structure of governance. However, if we improve our governance system, money will flow into the country and we will no longer be in debt.”
The premier also promised, “We will increase the pay-scale of salaried employees after two years.”