By Nizam Rahim Baloch

Local officials in Punjgur, Balochistan are distributing the offer letters to the selected candidates.

The offer letter or the posting orders of Balochistan Levies force were distributed among the selected candidates in a ceremony held in the DC Office, Panjgur, Balochistan last week. Out of total 2200 candidates, who appeared in written test, medical and interview, only 38 have been finally selected.

Noor Baloch, who was among the selected candidates said, “I am happy that I got my posting orders finally, it is a great day for me and my family that I’m on job now.”

It has been in the air that some candidates were given favour in the recruitment process. Though the issue of irregularity has become a talk of the talk in the district but PakVoices has not been able to verify these accounts independently.

Noor added: “I do not have any connections contrary to the wide claims of irregularities in the selection process.”

On the other hand, hundreds of candidates were unhappy with the selection process. One of them, Fahad Baloch burst out saying, “It is a total fraud and there was no merit at all.”

He claimed, however without giving any evidence, “Even, there were some select candidates who even did not give interviews but their names were on the list.”

He went on to add: “We will not keep silent as it is not for the first time that seats have been distributed by violating the merit. We request to the provincial government to take action against the responsible authorities for ignoring merit”

Another candidate on the condition of anonymity spoke with PakVoices saying, “Despite being a gold medalist in my master’s from the University of Balochistan, and making it to the final stage of the recruitment process, I was dropped without any justification.”

He leveled allegations at the ruling party of violating the merit claiming, “I found out that most of the selected candidates are somehow connected with the ruling PML-N party or National Party.”

When I contacted District Chairman Abdul Malik Saleh to get the official reaction on the issue, he told PakVoices, “The selection process was carried out purely on merit and only deserving candidates were selected instead of any political affiliation or consideration”

Deputy Commissioner Panjgur, Habib ur Rehman Kakar, district chairman Abdul Malik Saleh and Haji Zahid Baloch, a political leader of BNP were present in the ceremony to give away the offer letters to the selected candidates

Nizam Rahim Baloch is a citizen journalist working from Pungur, Balochistan. 

Edited by Hasan Khan