Pakistan: Harnessing artificial intelligence for transformative public policy and administration – OpEd

This article discusses the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming public policy and administration in Pakistan. It highlights the benefits of AI in these areas, including data-driven decision-making, predictive analysis, citizen engagement, efficient service delivery, and fraud detection. However, it also outlines several challenges and considerations, such as data quality, the skill gap, ethical concerns, infrastructure, and the need for a comprehensive policy framework.

To fully harness AI’s potential, Pakistan is advised to invest in AI education and research, promote public-private collaboration, develop a regulatory framework, initiate pilot AI projects in key sectors, and raise awareness about AI’s benefits. The article emphasizes that embracing AI and fostering innovation can lead to a more efficient, responsive, and inclusive governance system in Pakistan.