ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Social Service Partnership (PSSP) appreciates the recent decision by the Prime Minister of Pakistan to review the institutional performance of federal government departments including Public Sector Enterprises(PSEs).
Being the civil society collective, PSSP believes that institutional performance is closely linked to the transparency level and merit based appointments in the federal government departments and PSEs.
Recently released report by PILDAT also substantiate this fact as five indicators including, a) transparency (-4%), b) performance of regulatory bodies (-12%), c) anti-corruption (-45%), d) merit based recruitments & promotions (-37%), and e) merit-based appointments in regulatory bodies (-14%) presents dismal state of affairs.
PSSP also laments over the weak progress of federal government towards enactment of Federal Right To Information (FRTI) law to provide easy and low cost access over official documents in public domain to the citizens of Pakistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab provinces have already enacted RTI laws to promote transparency in public functioning.
3. Federal government must review and withdraw the previous/recent appointments made in violation of court orders, existing laws, rules and regulations
6. FCHPSO must also redress the complaints about unfair appointments