Youth of Balochistan frustrated over slow, incomplete process of recruitments

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Balochistan continues to face a dearth of quality human resource as the provincial government is indifferent to filling vacant posts as over 0.1m educated youth seeking jobs every year remains unemployed. Khalil Baloch, a job seeker from Jhal Magsi urged the provincial government to accelerate the recruitment process and provide jobs on merit to the unemployed youth as promised by the provincial government.

He expressed his concerns over the slow recruitment process in the provincial government departments as the recruitment in Agriculture Department was postponed for the third time. The agriculture department, he said had published an advertisement for some 1,184 jobs in various cadres for the third time. Over 50,000 youth applied for the said posts. Tests and interviews were conducted three times for recruitment, but the process was not completed, he added. Baloch said that it appeared that the provincial government had placed its scheme for providing employment on the back burner.

“This unemployment will continue to increase anxiety among the youth which should be taken seriously,” Khalil Baloch said. Samrina Magsi, an Environmental Sciences graduate said the government should work hard to fill the vacuum and provide jobs to address the issue of unemployment in the province. She said the provincial government should follow meritocracy and bring transparency to address the issue.

Expressing her reservations over the recruitment procedure, she said that the recruitment should be made through well-reputed hiring firms.—APP