KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has issued clear directives to all the provincial departments to fill vacant positions purely on merit.
A statement issued by the spokesman of the CM House on Wednesday said that the provincial government has always followed merit in recruitment. An example is a recruitment in a police department where around 9000 policemen have been appointed purely on merit.
Quoting another example, the spokesman said the recruitment of teachers and headmasters through National Testing System and commission is also a manifestation of the provincial government’s commitment of making merit-based recruitment.
The government has recently appointed over 5000 doctors through Sindh Public Commission. The spokesman said the provincial government had conducted a high-level inquiry into bogus recruitment in the education department, and not only the illegally recruited teachers were refused to join but the services of officers involved in illegal recruitment were terminated.
The statement says that the Sindh government has developed infrastructure in Karachi and still work is in progress. This includes construction of two bridges on River Indus the development of road network in other districts of the province.
“Instead of appreciating the provincial government, the detractors are making baseless hue and cry just to gain political support but people of Sindh have always rejected migratory politicians,” he said.