Sindh government has taken back its previous notification which announced 5000 job posts in various departments.
The provincial government had issued a notification on May 28, in which it had offered job opportunities for grade 1 to grade 4 officers in several of Sindh’s municipal and metropolitan corporations.
These corporations were also advised to publish separate advertisements in newspapers within ten days.
However, the local government director’s office issued a second ‘most immediate’ letter on June 24, terming the previous job announcement as null and void.
Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) Mayor Wasim Akhtar thrashed Sindh government for the move, calling it an act against the youth of Karachi.
The provincial government’s action is discriminatory and aims at depriving Karachi’s youth of government jobs.
However, local government minister Saeed Ghani was quick to respond against the allegation. He said the notification was withdrawn for the entire province and not just for Karachi. He hit back at Akhtar, blaming him for spreading misinformation.
Why the U-turn?
Ghani went on to clarify that the local government department had issued the notification without taking the local government’s secretary into confidence.
He insisted that the recruitment notification was issued in haste as his ministry is still unaware of the total number of vacant posts in all union councils, metropolitan and municipal corporations across the province. He added that the local government department will reissue the job posts after gathering data.