The elusive promise of civil service reform

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s focus on an overhaul of the bureaucracy has remained one Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) central pillars. The government wants a bureaucracy that is progressive, innovative and responsive. But this could take a long time to materialise. Civil service reform may be the single most critical policy change …

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‘No point talking to India,’ PM Imran says in interview with NYT

Amid rising tension over occupied Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said there is “no point” talking to Indian officials, adding that his overtures for peace and dialogue with New Delhi so far have proven futile. In an interview with The New York Times journalists Salman Masood and Maria Abi-Habib, published on Wednesday, …

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Water released as Tarbela Dam filled to capacity

HARIPUR: The Tarbela Dam has been filled to its maximum conservation level and the surplus water is being flushed out through spillways and the tunnels, official sources told Dawn here on Tuesday. “The reservoir touched its maximum storage capacity mark of 1,550 feet during early hours of Tuesday and the …

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PCB’s new constitution comes into effect after cabinet approval

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that its new constituition for2019 has been approved and came into effect on August 19. “The PCB received notification from the Ministry for Inter-Provincial Coordination, confirming the cabinet division’s approval of the new PCB Constitution 2019,” read a press release issued by the …

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