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BEd woman learns a hard lesson

ATTOCK: A BEd degree holder has been appointed as sanitary worker on daily wages in Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Attock, it has been learnt.

Syeda Shaiq Tasleem, a mother of two children, had applied for the post due to financial constraints and prolonged unemployment. Ms Tasleem, who is also doing MA in Education as a private candidate, has joined the duty, sources in the TMA said.

However, the TMA has not yet issued the final list of successful candidates even about two weeks after holding interview, causing great disappointment among applicants.

The sources said the delay was due to infighting among some ruling political elements who were using their influence to get their people appointed on the 112 posts of Class IV on regular basis. The posts included sanitary workers and tubewell operators, etc.

A number of candidates on condition of anonymity have already expressed the fear that candidates recommended by politicians would be given preference in the recruitment.

When contacted, TMO Mubarik Ali, who is also chairman of the recruitment committee, confirmed that Syeda Shaiq had been appointed as a sanitary worker on daily wages.

She said she had been offered the job on humanitarian ground and owing to her financial problems, adding the decision on giving her a permanent class IV job had been delayed.

He said the final list of other candidates was being prepared and may be issued at the end of this month.

He refuted the impression of any political interference and said the recruitment would be made in a very transparent and on merit.

Source: Dawn

Date:2/3/2011