KARACHI: A Sindh High Court (SHC) judge on Thursday expressed shock on the appointment of a blind person as Superintendent Police (SP) Telecommunication in Sindh police force.

Hearing an application against the appointment of Muhammad Ali as SP Telecommunication, the court sought an explanation from the Sindh government and the police high-ups.

Expressing shock, the SHC judged whether a blind officer can be appointed on such a senior post? The court asked the Sindh Assistant Advocate General as to how they appointed such a person on such a post. “Is there any such past example in the police force?” the court inquired.

The assistant advocate general responded that a blind person was appointed as a judge in Lahore. Probing further, the court then remarked that recruitment on disabled quota is conditional to the nature of the employment. Upon which the assistant advocate general said there was one percent quota for blind people in the Sindh police force.

The Assistant Advocate General said that a blind person has been appointed as a judge in Lahore. There is a one per cent quota for blind people in the police. The job of a telecommunication officer is only to forward wireless messages.

The court sought a reply from SP Telecommunication within a week.


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