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Principle of being indispensable

Published Aug 27, 2013 07:57am

THIS is with reference to the letter by Muhammad Ali Sheikh (Aug 13), in which he emphasised the individual traits for amending rules.

Actually, this is a very unfortunate state of affairs where rules, laws, ordinances are made and amended on the principle of individuals’ traits (as if they are indispensable).

This means benefiting or accommodating the person in question as was seen in deputation and out-of-turn promotions which were given by the government but were struck down by the apex court.

As we know all over the world rules, laws and ordinances are made and amended for the benefit of the people and for the better working of state organs which consequently help the country to progress. I believe we must follow the principle of providing benefit to the people in general and for the progress of our country while we amend any rule.

ENGR SARFARAZ QURESHI
Jamshoro

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Comments (2) (Closed)


TAM
Aug 27, 2013 02:34pm

As you know the 1974 constitution was amended to make the Ahmadis non-Muslims, However, as per your assertion "all over the world rules, laws and ordinances are made and amended for the benefit of the people and for the better working of state organs which consequently help the country to progress" - it never did benefit Pakistan an iota. In fact the reverse happened in this particular case.

Take heed and learn from past lessons.

ASGHAR MAHMOOD PSP
Aug 27, 2013 02:44pm

Judicial review of administrative actions/ decisions and legislation can go a long way in ensuring good governance and rule of law in the country. People should support judicial activism, Media can also play important role against autocratic rule, which compromises principle of merit in the civil service.