By: Aziz Narejo
It is a general feeling in Sindh that the province has suffered injustices in almost every field since the inception of Pakistan – from the days of the first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan to the present PPP led coalition government. Some governments have been outright hostile and hateful to Sindhis while others have not been able to help mitigate injustices due to several reasons.
More disturbing is the fact that the Sindhis never even get a sympathetic hearing from any quarter that matters – especially when there is a PPP government at the center. “But Saaeen, this is your government”, they would be told when complaining about continued injustices against them. We will write in these pages about injustices to Sindh in various sectors with a hope that the rest of the countrymen will listen and add their voice for justice and fairness.
We had published a report in this blog about injustices in the federal employment. This report has more information on the subject and particularly Sindhis’ share in the employment at Presidency and The Prime Minister House.
|Part of Cabinet Division, Presidency & Parliament House|
A report issued by the Establishment Division as quoted by daily Kawish confirms that appointments have been made in violation of the quota rules in Presidency, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, National Assembly Secretariat and the Senate Secretariat. According to the report there is not a single employee from Sindh Rural in the President’s Principle Secretariat from grades 1 to 16. In the president’s Public Secretariat, there is not a single employee from Sindh Rural in grades 1 to 22.
There is not a single employee from Sindh Rural in Prime Minister’s Internal Secretariat. The report also confirms that there is not a single employee from Sindh Rural in some of the departments working under the ministries of Transport, Culture, Education, Establishment, Environment, Health, Interior, Kashmir Affairs, Labor and Law & Justice and the Planning Commission.
|Prime Minister House, Islamabad|
According to the Establishment report about the facts and figures of federal employment in year 2009:
There are 341 employees in grades from 1 to 16 in the Prime Minister’s Public Secretariat. Punjab share of the employment is 184 but there are 244 employees from the province.
Sindh Rural share is 41 but there are only 14 employees from Sindh Rural.
Sindh Urban has a share of 27 but there are only 7 employees from Sindh Urban.
Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa share is 42 but there are 50 employees from KP.
Balochistan share is 22 but there are only 3 employees from the province.
There are 58 officers in grades 17 to 22 in the President’s Public and Personal Secretariats. There are 42 officers from Punjab, NONE from Sindh Rural, 3 from Sindh Urban, 4 from KP and 5 from AJK.
There are 167 employees in grades 1 to 16 in the President’s public secretariat. There are 129 from Punjab, 4 from Sindh, 25 from KP, 9 from AJK and NONE from Balochistan!
There are 477 employees in grades 1 to 16 in the President’s personal secretariat. Punjab has 365, Sindh Urban 12, KP has 70, AJK 20, FATA 10 and again NONE from Sindh Rural and NONE from Balochistan!
There are 742 employees in grades 1 to 16 in the National Assembly Secretariat. Instead of its share of 401, Punjab has 544. Sindh Urban share is 60 but it has only 28. Sindh Rural share is 91, it has only 47. Balochistan has a share of 48 but it has only 13 while KP has 81, AJK 18 & FATA 16.
There are 605 employees working in grades 1 to 16 in the Senate Secretariat. Punjab share is 302 but it has 361. Sindh Rural share is 73 but it has only 34. Sindh Urban share is 49 but it has only 21. KP share is 70 but it has 126. Balochistan share is 37 but it has only 20 while there are 27 from AJK & 16 from FATA.
There is not a single employee from Sindh Rural or Urban in grades 1 to 22 in the Civil Service Reforms Unit working under the Establishment Division.
There is not a single employee from Sindh Rural in the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency.
There is not a single employee from Sindh Rural in the National Council for Conservation of Wild Life working under the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency.
There are 1,653 employees in grades 1 to 22 in Pakistan Met. Department. There is not a single employee from Sindh Rural.
Yes, there have always been injustices to Sindh but this is PPP government, which is supposed to give due right to the province.
Figures taken from: http://thekawish.com/home_page/more_news6.htm