The Supreme Court of Pakistan, sitting in Karachi since almost a fortnight, took major decision Monday, declaring as null and void all results of the successful candidates of the examinations conducted by the Sindh Public Service Comission, an also the interviews taken afterwards of candidates getting through these exams.
This means, that the case heard under sou moto powers of the superior judiciary, rendered interviews conducted between 2013 and 2016 null and void , and ordered that even those successful in examinations, will have to appear afresh for these tests and examination.
Statistics collected from sources revealed that some 27,000 candidates had appeared in these exams, and 644 had been declared successful. Of these 227 candidates had cleared the interviews also. The court had reserved judgement of the case in February, and was announced by justice Mazhar Alam Mian
The court had actually taken notice on the irregular appointment of Commission members, following which chairman and members of the SPC had resigned their offices.
The case is actually is a snub to Sindh government, which has been following persistently a policy of nepotism, and was involved in irregularities in appointments etc. It is a direct indictment of the Sindh administration, analysts said.