IHC stays examination process under FPSC till the fixation of quota for residents of federal capital


ISLAMABAD, 24 April (TNS): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday stayed the examination process under Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) till the fixation of quota for the residents of federal capital in recruitments.

IHC’s Justice Shaukat Aziz Saddiqui heard the case filed by a citizen Ms Asia seeking fixation of quota for the citizens of Islamabad in recruitments made through FPSC. Secretary Establishment Division Marooq Afzal and Deputy Attorney General Arshad Kiyani appeared before the court.

During the course of proceedings, the court observed that the domicile holders of Islamabad had been facing discrimination for the last 56 years. The Secretary Establishment informed the court that the matter had been under consideration of the federal cabinet since 2013.

The residents of Islamabad would suffer loss if jobs’ quota was fixed for them, he added. Justice Saddiqui observed that nothing was done during the last five years. The court could stop the FPSC’s whole examination process, he added.

He stated that federal secretaries including Fawad Butt and Arshad Mirza were recruited under the quota for Azad Jammu and Kashmir, while presently no federal secretary belonged to Islamabad. The court then stayed the FPSC’s examination process and adjourned the case till fixation of quota.