Pak Army to recruit Baloch men

April 10, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army is recruiting cadets from Balochistan and the Army Selection and Recruitment Center in Quetta has already begun registering interested candidates, official sources said on Friday.

The drive has been launched following directives from the army chief and the army’s Southern Command headquarters has been tasked with ensuring maximum access to candidates.

To facilitate candidates, an Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) detachment has been established in Quetta, which will recruit eight batches of 45 candidates each.

Selection criteria has been relaxed to encourage people to apply. For consideration, candidates from Balochistan must obtain 45 per cent marks in their FA or FSc examinations. Those who have attended the Pakistan Military Academy’s long course must have scored 55 per cent marks in the course’s final examinations.

Special ISSB preparatory classes have been organised in Quetta under the supervision of the Southern Command. These classes, which will go on for three weeks, will be attended by candidates who passed preliminary tests at the army recruitment centers.

In the past five years, the Pakistan Army has recruited 8,339 people from Balochistan. They have been given a comprehensive remuneration package, which includes free rations, opportunities for higher education and representation of at the international level, as well as an opportunity to perform the Hajj and Umrah.


Abuwajeeh Hashmi | 13 years ago | Reply I wish and pray that the enslaved youth of great Balochitsan should shackel out from the tribal elders and educationally downtrodden society to join the mainstream govt organisation like Pakistan Army.Lots of people (mostly nationalist) had reservations once the Panu Aaqil Cantonement was built , but now you can see the fruits ripen there as most of the Sindhi Youth have now joined ranks amongst others. How one can call himself a nationalist once he is not allowing or not providing oppertunities to His Young Nationalist to excell , to get educated , empowered ant be at par with others to get their due rights in all walks of life.Why to blame 60% population ( the punjabis), it is natural to have every second person a Punjabi ( simple statistics= almost 8.5 or 9 crore out of 16 /17 crore Pakistanis), why not to be empowered through education and joining such a strong organisation and still be a nationalist. Bcoz i dont see any negativity in being a nationalist. At this point of time the pro fedration Baloch nationalist who are undoubtedly 100% Patriotic have to decide and encourage their youth to join this oppertunity.
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