Karachi traffic police unable to find officers on merit
The Karachi Traffic police (KTP) forced to re-advertise thousands of vacancies for the officers, drivers, and the minority quota as they are unable to find personnel on merit.
According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Police Ahmed Nawaz Cheema, about 3000 policemen from different police ranges of Sindh were temporarily serving in Karachi Traffic Police for the last 5 years, and now they are being transferred to recruitment districts.
This leaves 2,838 empty posts that need to be filled immediately.
According to DIG Traffic, more than 19,000 applications were received for the recruitment of these advertised posts. Around 13,000 candidates failed and 5,800 candidates appeared in the preliminary stages of the race, fitness and written test.
3800 more candidates were shortlisted during the document scrutiny while the number of aspirants will be further reduced once the interview phase begins.
Similarly, for the recruitment of 1777 seats of drivers in Karachi Traffic Police, drivers with LTV license were sought, only 62 passed after completing all the needed steps.
In the same way, out of 1,284 vacancies for minorities, only 46 candidates were available, despite following a transparent recruitment process.
DIG Traffic Ahmad Nawaz Cheema said that during the recruitment phase, there are two major problems in the way of fitness of candidates from urban and rural Sindh.
A candidate from rural areas clears the running and fitness stages but fails the written test.
Similarly, a candidate belonging to urban areas clears the exam but fails to meet the fitness target.