by: Zulfiqar Ali Khan
Hunza, September 12: High level nepotism and favouritism in recruitments for government jobs is not a novel phenomenon in Gilgit-Baltistan. Majority of the recruitment in public organzations are being made on sectarian and regional basis, by organised pressure groups and mafias, present in administration, bureaucracy and political systems of the region.
According to some reports, there are more than fifteen hundred (1,500) police personnel from a single village of Gilgit as compared to less than one hundred and fifty (150) personnel from all over Hunza. According to some reliable sources, only 6 persons have been appointed from Hunza for NHA police, to be deployed for the security of Chinese engineers and labours engaged in the expansion of KKH. It is pertinent to note that Hunza being the most affected region. from Khunjerab top, to Nasirabad and beyond, due to expansion of KKH is sacrificing valuable land for the sake of collective development. However, jobless youth, qualifying on merit, are left behind as the influential put their kith and kin in, both, key positions and mundane work positions.
Public circles have condemed the violation of merit and demanded for neutral, high level, investigations in recruitment procedures of Northern Area Police.