One of the important reasons of poor governance in Pakistan has been that we have failed to place the right person at the right place/post.

We have made wrong choices time and again. Appointed individuals lack the expertise required to run designated departments. For running the ministries, we require persons who have sufficient education and knowledge in their respective governmental departments. Departments include agriculture, religious affairs, finance, health, law, etc.

In bureaucracies many incapable people have been appointed. They are made the heads of projects about which they lack technical information. The institutions of the state can work efficiently if the right people run them.

ABDUL SAMAD SAMO,

Karachi, August 15.