LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday stayed the recruitment process of lecturers through the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) on a petition against non-allocation of job quota for the transgender community.
A transgender man named Fayyazullah filed the petition and through a lawyer pleaded that the PPSC rejected his application for the examination for the appointment of Urdu lecturers. The lawyer said the commission had requested that only male or female candidates apply for jobs and that there was no provision for entertainment of persons of any gender. He said that the policy of the government was discriminatory in nature and against the basic rights of the citizens. He further argued that the affected policy is also a violation of the Transgender Protection Act 2018. The lawyer asked the court to set aside the government’s discriminatory policy and direct the PPSC to allocate a job quota for the transgender community. After hearing the preliminary arguments, Justice Faisal Zaman Khan directed the provincial law officer to submit partial comments from the government within 15 days. The judge said the recruitment process would be revised.
Meanwhile, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan gave a government law officer time to file a record of intelligence reports against human rights activist Ammar Ali Jan. The chief justice was hearing a petition against the restraining order issued by his deputy on Wednesday, January. Commissioner The detention was earlier suspended by the court. Additional Advocate General Abdul Aziz Awan opposed the retention of the petition, saying that the petitioner had not reached any review before the court before the DC. He said the detention order was issued in the light of intelligence reports prepared by law enforcement agencies.
However, the law officer sought time to present these reports and the Chief Justice adjourned the hearing till February 3. John, who was also president of the People’s Rights Movement, led a “student solidarity march” on the mall while his detention order was issued. Been issued.