October 21, 2021

Fed govt terms petition against quota system unnecessary

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Fed govt terms petition against quota system unnecessary

KARACHI Sep 17,2021- The federal government has taken stand that the application against appointments despite expiry of quota system is unnecessary and should be disposed of.

The federal government submitted a response in a petition filed by Pasban Pakistan in the Sindh High Court.

The federal government reply said that the quota system was enacted for the first ten years under Article 27 of the 1973 Constitution and since 1985, the quota system has been gradually extended through the Presidential Ordinance.

In 2013, the federal government approved a 20-year extension of the quota system, the federal government said and added, but the amendment could not be made due to the expiration of the term of the parliament and the federal government.

It further said that the present government has formed a committee for consultation and despite the committee’s recommendations, the cabinet sought the opinion of the Attorney General. It is awaiting the approval of the Prime Minister.

Quota system has been introduced to give due share in employment and promotions to the people of all the units of the federation.

After the four provinces, 4% quota has been allocated for Gilgit-Baltistan, the federal government revealed in court.

The request is unnecessary to be rejected, the federal government pleaded.

The court sought reply from the petitioner. The Pasban Pakistan has filed a petition against setting quota system for jobs across the country.