LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered the Punjab government to appoint a blind man as lecturer for the subject of English language as per two per cent quota for special persons in the public sector departments.
Justice Muhammad Khalid Mahmood Khan passed the order, observing that the disabled people will not be left in the lurch. A blind man, Jabar Hussain, told the court he applied for a post of lecturer advertised by Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and passed the written examination but rejected in interview in violation of two percent quota for special persons. He pointed out that he appeared in the interview following the court orders issued to the PPSC. On a court query, a government’s lawyer informed the court that the petitioner was not on merit due to which he was rejected. The court heard the arguments and directed the provincial government to appoint the petitioner as lecturer.