Sindh Govt Ad Asks Only Non-Muslims To Apply For Sanitation Job
Social media users have called out the Sindh government for posting a job advert that discriminates against the non-Muslim citizens of Pakistan.
In an advert published in Jang News by The Electric Inspector, Karachi Region-II, the government has specifically sought non-Muslim candidates for a sanitation job. The advertisement lists qualification criteria for other jobs, such as secondary education for the jobs of gatekeeper or ‘qasid’. But for the sanitation job, being a non-Muslim is the only criterion.
In Pakistan being a “Non Muslim” is a qualification. https://t.co/N0ECYeJlDN
— Tahir Imran Mian ✈ (@TahirImran) September 2, 2020
Beyond ridiculous and discriminatory. Someone needs to look into this. What the fk. https://t.co/H7SgzpoJWr
— Anaya Khan (@AnayaNKhan) September 2, 2020
This is why we fight and this is why we won’t be silenced. https://t.co/GD65R6nf9A
— Usman Ahmad (@UsmanAhmad_iam) September 2, 2020
Our very “pluralist” Sindh Govt enforces its own form of caste. https://t.co/dkaHVWpASQ
— Osman Siddiqi (@OsmSiddiqi) September 2, 2020
But Pakistan treats its minorities with respect, dignity and equality???? https://t.co/gQlDe9dZEp
— dk (@daanistan) September 2, 2020
In a similar instance in Aug last year, the Pakistan Army posted an advertisement last year in which sanitation jobs were reserved for non-Muslim residents only. The ad was modified after an uproar on social media.