QUETTA   -  The Balochistan government has granted gen­eral relaxation in upper age limit up to 43 years for government jobs. “The government of Balo­chistan is pleased to grant general relaxation in upper age limit up to 43 years in favor of fresh candidates of the province as well as serving government servants,” said the notification is­sued by the Services and General Administration Department here Thursday. The notification said that the decision would apply with effect from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. “Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has fulfilled the long-standing demand of the unemployed youth of the province,” said Provincial Finance Minister Abdul Rehman Khetran. In Balochistan Assembly, the members of the assembly had raised their voice many times on this issue, he said, urging the unemployed youth to apply for as many jobs as possible. “The government wants to solve the problem of poverty on a priority basis,” he fur­ther stressed. It may be recalled that former chief minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani had issued an administrative order increasing the government’s maximum age limit from 28 to 43 for the jobless youth of the province. The date of the notification has recently expired that created a great turmoil and agitation among people who are seeking gov­ernment jobs. The jobless youth of Balochistan repeatedly requested Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo to extend the official notification of maximum age limit for further five years.

Hailing the government decision, the jobless youth said many qualified people, who would otherwise be unable to apply for the positions, will now apply and get a job through Balochistan Public Service Commission Quetta. “These people would forever be indebted to the government who allowed thousands of youth to compete in various exams,” they maintained.