In a startling revelation, a report submitted by the Sindh inspector general of police to the Supreme Court indicates that almost 2,000 officers were recruited into the Sindh police without subjecting them to any preliminary tests or interviews in order to assess their capabilities.
These faulty admissions have been going on under Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah’s rule who remains blissfully unaware of the issue.
According to the report, 11,182 police officers have been enlisted into grade 5 of Sindh’s police department from 2011 up until now. Out of these, the recruitment of 2,000 officers was not based on merit and no apparent criteria had been set for their evaluation.
As many as 654 of these recruitments were not according to the merit list, 167 of the recruited officers did not undergo a written test, 147 of them were enlisted on domiciles of those districts other than their own while 702 of the recruitments were in addition to the required number. Some 36 of the candidates were even allotted the same numbers during the written examination.
The chaotic admissions have subsequently led to the non-payment of salaries for 2,129 of the officers due to insufficient funds and the additional enlistments.