KARACHI The Supreme Court on Monday directed the police officials to submit all the lists of the candidates who claimed to have fulfilled the required formalities for the posts of police officials. The court put off the hearing for Tuesday (today). Three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing a writ petition filed by the Sindh Government, challenging the judgment of the Sindh High Court to issue appointment letters to the unsuccessful candidates. The candidates for the posts of assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) from different districts of Sindh, Sukkur, Larkana and others appeared before the Court and submitted the documents, in which they claimed to have passed their tests for the post in 1996, but despite fulfilling all the criteria for the posts they had not been issued offer letters. Earlier, the SHC had also given judgment in their favour but it has also not been implemented. They also submitted their documents before the bench in which they have claimed that they have passed all the required tests. Additional Advocate-General Abdul Fattah Malik, representing the government/plaintiff, appeared before the Court along with Additional Deputy Inspector General (Legal) Anwar Alam Sohani and submitted that the said candidates have not cleared the required examinations. The CJP then asked the candidates whether they are able to clear the required tests and interviews again. The candidates replied that once they had passed the tests so how they could be reappeared. The court has directed the police officials to submit the test results of the said candidates, while the plaintiff requested the court to grant him further time in this regard. Earlier, some 50 candidates including Ilyas, Abdul Jabbar, Naseerullah and others belonging to different districts of Sindh had moved to the SHC seeking issuing their offer letters, where the court had ordered Sindh government to issue the offer letters. But the government had moved the apex court challenging the order. The other two members of the bench were Justice Rehmat Hussain Jaffri and Ghulam Hussain Rabbani. Agencies add: Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry said that the judiciary was duty bound to provide speedy justice to all citizens. He made these remarks while hearing cases at the Karachi Division of the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice is in Karachi on a six-day visit during which he is expected to hear more than 200 cases. Two benches, each comprising three judges of the Supreme Court, were constituted for this purpose. During the course of Mondays session, the chief justice heard 21 out of the 25 cases scheduled for the day. While hearing a host of writ petitions filed by the Sindh Government, Additional Deputy Inspector General (Legal) stated before the bench of Supreme Court that appointments in Sindh police during 1994-95 were plagued with gross irregularities. The ADIG told the bench that major anomalies were found in appointments for Larkana district. To a question by the court, he said that most of the petitions and grievances pertain to Larkana and Sukkur divisions. When asked about the record of written examination and other tests of the petitioners, the ADIG said that in most of the cases records were not available or went missing over the years. The bench expressing surprise observed that how could the records vanish from department like police. The lists should have been sent to a number of offices, where were those lists, something connected must be traceable, the bench said. Responding to another query by the bench, the police officer told the bench that list submitted before the bench today was based on the report received from the respective Police Ranges. How many of the petitioners were called for viva voce, asked the bench at which dozens of petitioners present in the court room no 1, waved the letters calling them to appear for viva. The viva was always conducted after passing written exam and once they were called for viva, presumption was that they had qualified the written part, observed a senior member of the bench. The ADIG (Legal), representing Sindh Police, admitted that if some of the petitioners were called for viva voce, appointment letters would be issued to them. Additional Advocate-General Sindh Abdul Fattah Malik, however, submitted that some of the petitioners failed in written part, some were declared disqualified for failing in physical test and, therefore, unfit for appointment. Although he was unable to substantiate his arguments with the help of record. The petitioners to a query by the Court said that for more than 14 years they were seeking justice. People from other provinces were appointed against quota for local people, they contended expressing full confidence that they would get justice from the apex court bench. The bench later ordered ADIG to make lists of petitioners according to the record available or produced by the petitioners and afforded time to carry out the exercise. The court also ordered to associate a counsel for some of the petitioners for carrying out the exercise. The court was later informed around 1pm that list could not be prepared as desired due to non availability of computer data entry person. The bench adjourned hearing of the petitions till Tuesday allowing time to the respondents to come up with lists showing status of each petitioner.