Gilgit, May 5: Gilgit-Baltistan Graduates Association (GBGA) staged a protest rally against illegal recruitment in government, semi government and NGO sector in Gilgit city. The rally started from Gilgit High School No.1 to Ittehad Chowk. A large number of graduates and people belonging to civil society, Human Rights organizations, student wings of political and nationalist parties participated in the rally.
Participants were holding banners and play cards inscribed with slogans against nepotism, use of religious and political card, selling of jobs and all illegal and unfair means in the recruitment.
Participants chanted slogans against corruption in the recruitment and held politicians and bureaucrats responsible for violation of due rules and regulations regarding recruitment.
Student leaders, human rights and civil society activist, lawyers and journalists addressed the rally. Speakers included Noor Akbar, Abas Wafa, Shahid Hussain, Ali Asharaf , Advocate Ahsan Ali, progressive leader Baba Jan , Israr udin of HRCP and others.
Speakers stressed for ensuring merit based recruitment in Government, semi government and NGO sector and stop entertaining people through nepotism and illegal appointments for their selfish means.
A resolution was passed in the rally that demanded end to deputation system, advertisement of the cabinet approved positions, end to quota for non local people in government sector, and implementation on quota for GB in national organizations like PIA, Pak Railways, TCL, NHA, etc.
The resolution carried out a warning to administration and GB GOVT to address the just demands of the graduates else be ready for radical change like that of Middle East and North Africa.