Gilgit-Baltistan: Extension of Quota System

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The federal government has hinted to extend quota system in jobs which I think is a right step. No doubt most of areas in the country are still backward in the educational field. For example; the whole of Baluchistan and Gilgit-Baltistan besides rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, KP and Seraiki belt still lack the basic educational facilities. The students of Baluchistan, FATA etc cannot compete with the students of Karachi due to unavailability of standardized education there.

It is worth mentioning here that even the Muslims living in united India before migrating to Pakistan, had also demanded introduction of quota system in the Indian Civil Service (ICS) as stated by late Ihtshamul Haq Thanvi, renowned religious scholar many years back.
After the creation of Pakistan, the first Prime Minister late Liaquat Ali Khan had first introduced 20 percent quota system in jobs reserved for Mohajars. Similarly in Sindh, prevailing quota system in jobs was introduced by Rukhman Gul, the then Governor of Sindh.
Those who are against the extension of quota system do not want people of backward areas like Baluchistan and other rural areas to progress well. If quota system has not been implemented faithfully so far, we must take steps to ensure its proper implementation rather than abolishing it. Freedom also means to give chance to the backward people for progress.- Pakistan Today


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