Quetta – No quota has been allocated for candidates of Balochistan in recently advertised jobs of Pakistan State Oil (PSO).
PSO is the largest company in Pakistan with annual turnover of 1.4 trillion rupees. PSO is state owned and falls under the ambit of Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Natural resources.
Natural resources extracted from Balochistan are major source of activity for the Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Natural resources.
In May this year, PSO advertised vacancies of 82 professions that include 49 Finance professionals, 20 IT professionals and 13 Legal professionals.
Out of those vacancies not a single one was allocated for Balochistan and not a single candidate form Balochistan has been shortlisted for recruitment.
A candidate from Balochistan scored more than 80% marks in the test and also performed exceptionally well in interview but he was denied recruitment in PSO.
PSO falls under the Ministry of Mr. Jam Kamal who belongs from Balochistan.
It’s unfortunate that candidates form Balochistan don’t have quota in jobs of a ministry controlled by a minister from Balochistan – Candidates.
“It’s so unfortunate that candidates form Balochistan don’t have quota in jobs of a ministry that is controlled by a minister from Balochistan,” a candidate, who requested not to be named, told Balochistan Point.
It must be noted that Jam Kamal is one of the only two ministers from Balochistan in federal cabinet, other being General (retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch who heads Saffron ministry.
PSO management was not available for comment despite repeated efforts made by Balochistan Point.
This is not the first time a federal entity has deprived Balochistan of its quota. In recent past, Federal Public Service commission was also blamed for depriving Balochistan of its constitutionally-mandated quota.
Candidates who have appeared in PSO tests request from Jam Kamal to take notice of this matter and ensure a quote for Balochistan in the said vacancies.
Published in The Balochistan Point on October 13, 2015