Interviews for PST posts begin amid chaos

KARACHI, Sept 19: The gathering of as many as 2,000 female candidates of Liaqutabad and North Nazimabad town, applying for the post of Primary School Teachers (PST) on Tuesday converted into riots, following the decision of suspending interviews for today by the authorities.

The violent female candidates pelted stones on the building of Happy Deal Public School, Nazimabad, which is centrally placed for the interviews of PST candidates, sources informed on Tuesday.

EDO School of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has cancelled the interviews schedule, declaring September 18 to October 1, 2007 (Tuesday) as the interviews dates. According to that schedule, the female candidates belonging to Liaqutabad and North Nazimabad town will be interviewed on September 18, while male candidates of the same towns will be interviewed for the said job on September 19, 2007 during office hours from 08:30am to 3pm.

According to sources, the candidates were directed to arrive on 7am, but the interviews were started at 8am with head of the interview panel, DCO Karachi Jawaid Hanif. "During the interviews alleged mismanagement, political approaches and suspension of interviews due to misconduct caused aggression among candidates. The proper sitting arrangement was also cause for aggression of the candidates," the source added.

The EDO School has announced new schedule for interviews, which is reportedly inculpated, lacking important information. According to the schedule, in the first phase the female candidates will be interviewed. Around 100 female candidates will be interviewed each day but the further details are not mentioned in the schedule that the candidates of which towns to be interviewed.

It is worth mentioning that the only 14 days (September 18 to October 1, 2007) were allotted for the interviews of 8000 candidates, selected from preliminary tests conducted under the management of the EDO School of CGDK. The Nation



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