CSS 2019 irregularities: SHC issues notice to FPSC

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Staff Reporter
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to the chairman and controller of Federal
Public Service Commission (FPSC) on a petition seeking issuing of stay order and cancellation of results
of Central Superior Services (CSS) 2019 results.Petitioners, candidates of CSS 2019 Ghulam Mujtaba
Soomro, Hafiz Taha Syed and others filed their constitutional petition through their lawyers. Both the
top officers of the Commission were directed to appear in person or through theirpleaders for
submitting replies on January 14.In their plea, the petitioners maintained that examination of CSS 2019
was held in February 2019 in which many irregularities, including of leaking of examination papers, were
observed and such information through a written representation was conveyed to the FPSC chairman,
but it was ignored, violating the law of the Commission, as according to the Commission Ordinance 1977
sub article 3(a) of Section 7, the chairman is bound to decide the said representation.The petitioners
added that media reported that some persons were arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)
on the allegation of leaking of CSS 2019 papers and giving to some 1,000 candidates, but the
Commission’s management did not take any proper action in this regard and remained silent.In their
petition, the candidates also questioned amendments made in CSS examination without the approval of
the government. The petitioners prayed the court to direct the FIA for legal action against the
management of FPSC regarding the alleged irregularities in CSS 2019 examination, producing all record
of the Commission before court and declaring the competitive examination of CSS 2019 null and
void.