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SC Request a Report on the 30,000 Minority Vacancies

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday expressed concern over 30,000 job vacancies allocated for minority communities lying vacant.

An supreme court panel led by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed was hearing a suo motu case in August involving damage of a Hindu temple in Bhong village, Rahim Yar Khan.

Shoeb Suddle, Chairman of the Minority Commission, told the court that minorities are entitled to a 5% job quota, but there is no guidance on whether Christians, Hindus, or Sikhs should be hired.

Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and Balochistan, according to the bench, are not enforcing the minority job quota policy.

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The Supreme Court ordered the competent agencies to submit a report after taking efforts to implement the job quota.

The Karak Hindu temple, which was vandalised by a crowd, has yet to be restored, according to MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar.

On the other side, the advocate general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) stated that the temple had been restored in accordance with the Supreme Court’s ruling. The court directed the KP chief secretary to submit a report on the renovation of the temple on next hearing.

The case was adjourned for a month.

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