ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan informed the Senate that the federal government had constituted a task force for reforms in civil services.
During the Question Hour session in the upper house the minister said that the government is committed to change the culture in different institute while bringing them out of political influences.
He was responding to the questions raised by Senator Rukhsana Zuberi, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed, Senator Jahanzeb Jamaldini and Senator Kulsoom Parveen.
He said that the task force civil service reforms had representation of Pakistan Egineering Council.
Sharing details about the progress of the task force the minster told the house that more than forty consultative meetings have so far been conducted in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.
One thousand three hundred seventy-four officers from the federal and provinces participated in those meetings in which different suggestions and recommendations to depoliticize the institutes as well as their capacity building were under discussion.
The final summary of the recommendations will then be put up before the cabinet for final node.
Senator Jamaldini raised a point that many universities were awarding engineering degrees but they were not recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
To this the minister not just agreed with the senator but assured that issue of recognition of universities would be taken up with the HEC.