SHC grants stay order on 21,000 new recruitments by govt

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) Wednesday issued a stay order against 21,000 new recruitments planned by the Sindh government.

The court hearing a plea from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) against the recruitments granted a stay order against it until the next hearing.

The SHC bench issued notices to the chief secretary, IBA Sukkur, IBA Karachi, advocate general Sindh, Securities, and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), and testing services.

Recently, less one than percent of the aspirants who sit the test for the recruitment of junior elementary school teacher (JEST) could pass the examination.

A total of 160,000 candidates took the JEST test conducted by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur in the province last week. The passing percentage was recorded at 0.78 per cent.

The results were shared by Sindh Minister for Education Syed Sardar Shah with the provincial cabinet in its meeting held on Thursday.

More than 500,000 applications were received against the 46,500 vacancies of primary school teachers (PSTs) and junior elementary school teacher (JEST).

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