Role of Government in Developing Human Resource – Proposing-An Instrument for Improvement at Public Sector Organizations


  • Akbar Ali Dean, Department of MIS, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
  • M Junaid Hussain Department of MIS, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad,
  • Mustafa Jan Department of IME, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad,
  • N R Khan Department of Management Sciences, Bahria University, Karachi



Human Resource Development, Workforce, Institutional Approach, Motivation, Professional Consequences


South Asia is a land of wonderful people and innumerable natural resources. Be it agriculture to textile, be it a sport to international diplomacy and be it a tactical force to strategic weapons, Pakistan has been bestowed with a unique blend of human genes, soil and spirit. Nevertheless, as with every Great Nation, the challenges are also huge. Among them, challenges of managing population and employing the versatile human resource are of grave importance. This paper is a humble research effort which endeavors to compile the individual, yet functional, human resource organizational components already established one. The greatest challenge to Human Resource Development in Pakistan is that it does not maintain any institution to regulate human resources. Secondly, Pakistan has insignificant legislation for workforce management. The third Human Resource challenge, now being faced is a wide gulf between HR industry and academia. On the other hand, HRM has spread in all the arteries of business development world compared to the corporate world of 1980s. Finally, this paper proposes measures to be taken, under Government patronage, for ensuring sustainable Human Resource Development. These measures include formulation of a strategic HRD policy, making HR department a mandatory organ in every commercial and military undertaking, specifying key roles of every HRD player, continuous review of HRD policy and effective HRD quality assurance mechanism.