Running the gauntlet or ministering bureaucracy
So we got this minister at health, an almost fortyish cherub, from the midwaters of District Sawabi. All groomed at culture and schooling and the fashions and with a degree or two from the United Kingdom and so. He came with a history of independent grassroots social and charitable work, Robinish, with dedicated, committed and sophisticated family political roots at par with any such national scion. Such a life had demanded wide and deep interactions with administrative bureaucracies. Anyways, maturing local political momentum during the 2013 election year deservedly landed his independent party (AJIP: People's Democratic Union Party) in the provincial legislature that had a need and room for a coalition government with the wave of the Pakistan Movement for Justice party (PTI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf) overtaking Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and rocking the nation. Their vision was for improving delivery to a people deprived of good standards of services through fduciary holders having great potential for what they had long ago made a covenant with through their professions. He gained captaincy of the health ministry in 2014, a nationally devolved unit to the provinces in 2012.
Supported by a mission, target and voters to help the services and public equitably with quality healthcare availability in matching quantities, across the board and the beautifully varied landscape of the famed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He embarked on this formidable task an year in to the current five year mandate of governance. I remember his statement at one of his earliest conferences claiming urgency of the noble opportunity at hand to the departmental stewards and line ma