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CSS quota

May 19, 2017


CSS examination results for 2016 were announced recently. Punjab students, despite having a quota of 50pc, have been increasingly using urban Sindh domicile.

A number of students securing top slots on the merit list actually hail from Punjab and have never been to Sindh in their lives. As a result, urban Sindh students end up without getting their preferred choice of service. This is injustice to these candidates who burn the midnight oil to get their preferred groups from a meagre 11pc quota.

I urge the Sindh chief minister, the Federal Public Service Commission chairman and the prime minister to take immediate steps to stop this practice. Let the merit be served and justice prevail.

Bushra Jamro


REFERENCE the results of CSS examinations 2016. The relevant authority is requested to explain why Punjab got 142 seats out of 199, which makes 71.3pc, while the quota for Punjab is 50pc. Let us add merit as well. That makes it 57.5pc, which is 114. Why did the remaining 28 candidates get selected?

Zulfiqar Ali

Published in Dawn, May 19th, 2017