AS a law-abiding citizen, I was surprised to read in newspapers that 93pc of all jobs in the government sector are not given on merit. This is the franchise of the quota system. What kind of progress can we make when the sole criterion for appointment is the domicile while capable bright and learned youths are sidelined?

The corruption that we see and the wreckage of the tax structure are all offspring of such appointments. Is it difficult to understand what is going on? Instead of the educated and the enlightened, the government gives jobs to those chosen not by merit.

Imagine a country where only 7pc appointments are based on merit. Is there any hope for transition into a modern economic power?

DR QAZI AHMED KAMAL Karachi

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Shakaespare
July 15, 2013 8:10 am

Imagine a country, where only 7% of the population has got all the facilities.

Manish Mishra
July 15, 2013 10:48 am

I can assure you Mr Kamal that quota system is here to stay. It is a one way street: yet can impose it once, but can't revoke it ever. At the maximum, you can include others too. This is what has happened i India, and I don't see any reason, why would Pakistan be much different.

Khan
July 15, 2013 12:03 pm

You don't need to let us know the disadvantages of quota system, the current state of Pakistan speaks for itself. Pakistan is taken to its logical destiny by the son of the soils.

Muhammad Ahmed Mufti
July 15, 2013 7:13 pm

Merit based workforce has long ago retired or was phased out. Pakistan is now completely run by quota generation. This policy has destroyed Pakistan and there is no will and courage to change it.

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