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Gwadar Youth Forum Protests Appointment Of Non-Locals

Gwadar – Gwadar Youth Forum (GYF) protested against the appointment of non-local candidates on different vacancies in Gwadar District, on Saturday.

GYF is a community organization working for social welfare and protection of rights of youth of Gwadar.

Large numbers of educated local youth are unemployed but instead of providing them the employment opportunities, most of the vacant posts, even the ones reserved for locals, are bestowed upon the non-locals, alleged GYF protestors.

Speaking at the occasion, GYF President, Barkatullah Baloch said that non-local candidates have been appointed on vacancies, reserved for locals of Gwadar, in Pakistan customs, Vocational Training center (VTC), Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) and Gwadar Industrial Estate.

GYF Barkatullah

GYF President Barkatullah Baloch addressing protestors

Customs has appointed 10 employees from Hyderabad – Sindh, VTC has appointed 5 non-locals on vacant posts of BPS-16 and BPS-17 in the last one year without even advertising the posts and conducting tests or interviews, added Mr. Baloch.

 “Recently a sub-office of Gwadar Industrial Estate had been established in Karachi with appointment of five non-locals while the head office of the same department in Gwadar remains non-functional,” said a protestor. However, he added, “non-local employees are drawing large amounts of salaries from Gwadar Industrial estate.”

GDA School has appointed two non-local wardens for the hostels on the vacancies that were reserved for local residents” lamented another protestor.

GYF demanded the government to take necessary actions against the departments involved in violating recruitment rules and depriving people of Gwadar of their rights.

In case the government fails to take action against the concerned departments then GYF will continue their protests and also file a petition in the Balochistan High Court, warned the protestors before dispersing peacefully.

Staff Report

Published in The Balochistan Point on May 23, 2015

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