Appointment of blind SP comes as a shock for SHC judge

By: News Desk
Published: 11:57 AM, 18 Mar, 2021
Appointment of blind SP comes as a shock for SHC judge
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A Sindh High Court (SHC) judge on Thursday expressed shock on the appointment of a blind person as Superintendent Police (SP) Telecommunication in Sindh police force, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Hearing an application against the appointment of Muhammad Ali as SP Telecommunication, the court sought an explanation from the Sindh government and the police high-ups.

Expressing shock, the SHC judged whether a blind officer can be appointed on such a senior post?

The court asked the Sindh Assistant Advocate General as to how they appointed such a person on such a post. “Is there any such past example in the police force?” the court inquired.

The assistant advocate general responded that a blind person was appointed as a judge in Lahore.

Probing further, the court then remarked that recruitment on disabled quota is conditional to the nature of the employment. Upon which the assistant advocate general said there was one percent quota for blind people in the Sindh police force.

There were waves of laughter in the courtroom when the judge remarked “You people would have thought all are already blind, let’s have another one.”

The judge further asked “Why you people do not recruit blind people as drivers.”

The Sindh government counsel tried to defuse the situation by saying the job of the telecommunication officer is just to forward the wireless message.

The court also sought a response from the SP Telecommunication within a week.