Improving Governance: Reforming Provincial Civil Service in Punjab

May 23, 2016

Position Paper

Dr. Saeed Shafqat


Reforming bureaucracy continues to be a recurring theme for improving governance in Pakistan. However, the focus has remained on the higher civil service, which is federal in content and origin, whilst the provincial and local civil service– the so-called ‘real face of the state’ rarely draws the attention that it deserves. This position paper seeks to explain this paradox.