SC shows concern over 30,000 vacant seats in quota allotted to minorities

By: News Desk      Published: 12:32 PM, 28 Sep, 2021
SC shows concern over 30,000 vacant seats in quota allotted to minorities
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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday expressed concern over 30,000 vacant seats in the quota allotted to minorities in government jobs, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

During the hearing of a suo motu notice of Hindu temple attack incident in Rahim Yar Khan, One-Man Commission on Minorities’ Rights Chairman Dr Muhammad Shoaib Suddle told the court that five percent quota had been reserved for minorities in the government jobs, and no distinction had been made between Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and people belonging to other faiths in this regard. 

The SC, on the occasion, said it had been learnt that the federal government, governments of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan were not making recruitments against these vacant seats.

The apex court ordered the federal government as well as the chief secretaries of all the four provinces to cooperate with the One-Man Commission on Minorities’ Rights.

The court also directed the concerned authorities to submit to it a report on the matters pertaining to the recruitments of people belonging to minorities in government departments.

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The Supreme Court had, on August 5, 2021, taken suo motu notice of the attack on a Hindu temple by a mob in Rahim Yar Khan a day ago on August 4. 

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Hundreds of people had vandalised the temple in Bhong area of Rahim Yar Khan and blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5) after a nine-year-old Hindu boy — who allegedly urinated in a local seminary — was granted bail by a local court.