Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has accused Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) for spreading sectarianism in Bannu.
The PTI Chairman tweeted on Monday, ‘JUI-F in Bannu promoting disrespect and hatred among different sects and religions.’ He demanded Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervaiz Khattak to take effective measures to stop sectarianism from spreading in the province. It should be noted that Tehsil Municipal Administration Bannu Sunday advertised jobs for sweepers, saying Shias, Hindus/Balmikis, and Christians will be eligible.
According to an advertisement published on the directives of Teshil Nazim and Tehsil Municipal Officer in a local newspaper, the administration will be hiring 14 sweepers on scale number 2. Under the column of religion, the advertisement reads, applicants must belong to either Shia sect, or follower of Hindu or Christian religions.
Later, a newspaper issued clarification, saying Tehsil Nazim Malik Ehsan Ullah, had apologized over controversial recruitment advertisement. ‘The word ‘Shia’ was mistakenly typed instead of ‘bashamool’, which was a typing error by the clerk in TMA Bannu office,’ it said.—INP