SHIKARPUR: I am writing to reveal the injustice that I, along with other young officers, have faced at the hand of Sindh’s minister for prisons who has adopted delaying tactics in our appointment as parole officers. We were hired as parole officers by the provincial home department after passing the Sindh Public Service Commission examination in November 2011 and served out the probationary period of six months.
Now that we have completed our probation, we should be given appointment letters making us permanent employees. However, the minister has created numerous hurdles preventing us from receiving the letters. Despite repeated requests to issue our appointment letters, nothing has been done in this regard. The minister says that he has sent our cases to the chief minister so that he can make a decision on our appointments. However, for a grade 16 job, the approval of the concerned minister is needed and not the chief minister’s.
We have been reduced to begging for our rights and have faced humiliation just because we are not sycophants, do not have connections with people in positions of power and do not have any political affiliations. We request the president, prime minister and the chief justice of Pakistan to look into the matter as soon as possible.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2012.
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