Balochistan job quota remains unfilled due to unawareness

Ijaz Kakakhel

A legislative body of Lower House of parliament on Thursday was informed that most of Balochistan’s job quota in Maritime Affairs ministry remained unfilled due to low outreach of the advertisements. The discloser was made during National Assembly Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs, which held today at parliament house while Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi was on chair. Officials of the ministry briefed the committee upon the quota for Balochistan in all pertinent departments.

The Ministry officials upon the current situation of job quotas within the departments pertinent to Maritime Affairs, the issues of Karachi Port Trust related to land acquisition and the analysis and feasibility of Hajj through the sea. The Committee demanded explanation upon the dredging issue at Gwadar port, and recommended that airports and roads should be named after those who played a major role in the acquisition of Gwadar from Oman.

The Ministry also informed the Committee about the overwhelming response for the advertisement for vacancies against seats for Balochistan. The Committee advised that in order to improve the response rate, the vacancies must be advertised in local newspapers and media like in addition to the social media, national newspapers and organizational websites. The Ministry also defined the quotas for various provinces in the pertinent organizations. The Committee showed its concern upon the low quota for Balochistan and Sindh, and a high quota for Punjab. The Committee recommended that the quotas of Sindh and Balochistan must be increased as Maritime Affairs is more relevant to littoral areas.

The Ministry on-boarded the Committee upon multiple land litigation cases of Karachi Port Trust, and put a way forward for the resolution of the issue of encroachment upon the land belonging to Karachi Port Trust.