25,000 apply for 5,000 police vacancies in Sindh

January 17th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Karachi, Jan 17 (IANS) Some 25,000 candidates have applied for 5,000 vacancies of constables in the Sindh Police, and during the form submission process Sunday chaos broke out, forcing the police to baton charge the aspirants.
The Sindh Police had advertised for 5,000 vacancies, of whom 2,000 personnel would be deployed in the Karachi police and the remaining 3,000 in interior Sindh, Online news agency reported.

Though matriculation was listed as the minimum qualification, many of the candidates have graduation and masters degrees, indicative of the increasing unemployment in Pakistan.

Some candidates alleged that police personnel appointed for scrutinising the registration forms were taking bribes to forward the applications and senior police officers were conniving in this.

Dozens of candidates said that last year too, they had submitted registration forms and despite receiving medical clearance letters, they were not appointed.

Some police personnel said that merit was ignored due to pressure from political high-ups.

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