Specialized Training Programme
Introducing The PAS Post
The 45th specialized training program started off with probationary officers seated on floor mats placed on the green lawns of the PAS campus. The directo general gave a briefing to orient the officers regarding the principles and core areas of focus of the STP. Subsequently, the officers were introduced to their home for the months to come the historic PAS campus of the civil services academy.
Meetings & Visits
Probationary officers of the 45th STP visited two important sites for Sikhism in Lahore on Saturday 21st May, 2022. The sites chosen were the Gurdwara Dera sahab and Samadhi of Ranjit Singh; and the aim of the visit was to appreciate interfaith harmony and cooperation being manifested in the multicultural milieu of Lahore. The sites have been cared for by Muslim caretakers since partition and there is a close collaboration between Sikhs and Muslims for the maintenance and proper functioning of the complex. Muslim Rababi musicians were present inside the samadhi to present Gurbaani, reciting excerpts from Guru Granth sahab, the holy book and living Guru of Sikhism. Religious proceedings inside the samaadhi were halted in respect of the azaan, when the Muslim call to prayer was heard from the nearby Badshahi masjid. Sikh community leaders warmly welcomed the probationary officers, apprised them of the Sikh faith and also served langar in the langar hall as a token of respect for their guests. Their warm hospitality and openness to share their faith made the entire experience enjoyable, worthwhile and full of learning.
“ Patwari ka Basta ”
Workshop in collaboration with
Punjab Revenue Academy
Perhaps one of the most beneficial and hands-on program during the 45th STP, was the workshop organized in collaboration with the Punjab Revenue Academy. Probationary officers were tasked with designed a full-fledged masavi (field map) of the PAS Campus.
“ Civil Procedure Code ”
Workshop of Pleadings and Court work
A two day workshop was organized for probationary officers on the lines of a Moot Court. POs had to come up with plaints and written replies, for assigned cases. Later, each group was pitted against the other to argue their case in front of a judge appointed from one of the participants. The exercise provided a brilliant opportunity to learn certain procedural concepts of the Civil Procedure Code.
Basic Health and Emergency
by Dr. Bilal S. Mohyuddin
Professor of Cardiology, Executive Director, PIC, Lahore
Dr. Bilal S. Mohyuddin, addressed the probationary officers on the importance of Basic health and the need to prioritize it in society. He spoke about various basic indicators that can reveal the general health of a population. He shed light on concepts of Basic Life Support, cardiac arrest and good lifestyle practices to mitigate health crises and emergencies in the country.
How to be a Successful bureaucrat
by Shakil Durrani
Veteran civil servant Shakil Durrani was invited to speak to the probationary officers of the 45th CTP. Durrani sahab’s immense experience, having served as Chief Secretary of four federating units of Pakistan, provided the POs with a unique opportunity to learn from a senior bureaucrat who has seen the political and administrative landscape of Pakistan change before his very eyes.
Understanding the Master Plan of Lahore
by Mr. Ahmed Aziz Tarar
The Director General of Lahore Development Authority, accompanied by the international consultants working on the Lahore Master Plan project, addressed probationary officers and explained the process through which the Lahore Master Plan is being conducted. Various concepts regarding Urban Planning and Urban Development were discussed notably how to incorporate environmental, social and community-related factors in Urban planning.
Institution of Ombudsman
by Mr. Saqib Aleem
Advisor Wafaqi Mohtasib
Mr. Saqib Aleem, Advisor Wafaqi Mohtasib spoke to the probationary officers of the historical perspective and contemporary role of the institution of Ombudsman.
Tourism and Heritage in Pakistan
by Mr. Asadullah Faiz,
former Secretary Tourism, Govt. of the Punjab
Mr. Asadullah Faiz addressed the probationary officers of the 45th STP on a highly important yet hitherto ignored subject of tourism development. He expounded upon the large list of Heritage sites in Pakistan and explained the immense potential for tourism that exists in Pakistan. Recent initiatives taken by the government as well as a possible way forward incorporating sustainable eco-tourism were discussed with the POs.
Public Policy Analysis
by Dr. Saeed Shafqat
Professor and Founding Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Governance, FC College Lahore
Mr. Saeed Shafqat was invited to PAS Campus to speak to probationary officers of the 45th STP about the principles of public policy analysis. The lecture provided guidance to the POs on how they would be going about their own public policy analyses in upcoming assignments.
by Mr. Abdullah Sumbal
ex-Chairman P&D, Punjab
A fruitful session was conducted for the probationary officers in which Mr. Abdullah Sumbal explained the concept of Monitoring and Evaluation of projects. Various stages of the project management cycle were elaborated upon, and the session was effective in imparting much-needed information about planning and development to the probationary officers.
Framework of Pakistan
Mr. Husnain Ahmad
DG(HQs), NAB, Islamabad
Person from NAB addressed the probationary officers on the subject of Pakistan’s Accountability laws. The National Accountability Bureau and Anti-Corruption Establishment was discussed in detail. Probationary officers were informed about the working of NAB, its shortcomings as well as its successes in countering corruption in the country.
by Shah Nasir
Senior Strategic Planner, United Nations
Mr. Shah Nasir, presented a novel approach to SDG implementation with the probationary officers of the 45th STP. He discussed in detail the various inter-linkages between SDGs and how different SDG objectives have to be clubbed together in order to craft a holistic way forward along the lines of Systems Thinking.
Principles of Islamic Shariah
by Justice (R) Syed Afzal Haider
CSA was honored to host Justice (R) Syed Afzal Haider for his lecture on Principles of Islamic Shariah. Justice Afzal Haider spoke from his vast experience as judge of the Federal Shariat Court, and apprised the probationary officers about the key tenets of Islamic law and jurisprudence.
by Mustansar Hussain Tarar
Renowned novelist and travelogue writer, Mustansar Hussain Tarar was invited to speak to the probationary officers. His talk comprised of his anecdotes and experiences regarding the society and culture of Pakistan. He spoke about his journey to K2 and about the mental and physical strength that is required to make the journey.
Governance and writ of Government
by Maj. (R) Azam Suleman Khan
Ombudsman (Mohtasib), Punjab
Maj. (R) Azam Suleman Khan, Ombudsman, Punjab addressed the probationary officers of the 45th STP on the very first day of their training and apprised the young officers about realities and practicalities of the field, and their upcoming careers. The session was highly informative, and allowed the probationary officers to learn from the vast experience of Maj. (R) Azam Suleman.
Public Financial Management in Pakistan
by Dr. Shujat Ali
Former Federal Secretary
Dr. Shujat Ali relied on his vast experience in the government sector to apprise the probationary officers of the importance of understanding the PFM model as it operates in Pakistan. His enlightening talk covered content ranging from constitutional financial provisions to various rules and regulations that are to be followed by government officers throughout their careers.
The Court is the Bureaucracy of Law: Pakistan’s Case Study
by Mr. Mustafa Ramday
Former Advocate General Punjab
Mr. Mustafa Ramday provided the probationary officers with a unique perspective on the issues and problems plaguing the judicial system of Pakistan while making comparisons with the bureaucracy and the executive branch of government. His insightful analysis not only provided an insider perspective on the issues in Pakistan’s legal system but also provided the probationary officers a guide on how to understand and navigate responsibly within the legal system.