NCHR hails SC's ruling on job quota for minorities.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has welcomed Supreme Court's direction to the federal and provincial governments to ensure the employment quota of minorities is maintained at all levels.

Referring to a fact-finding report, 'Unequal citizens, ending systemic discrimination against minorities' published in May 2022 by the NCHR, the court ordered the respective governments to strictly avoid discriminatory and demeaning advertisements hurting dignity and self-respect of minorities.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, the commission said the decision would ensure the protection of minority and disability rights in the country.

The commission said the detailed judgment authored by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was announced in response to a petition filed in the court challenging seats reserved for minorities and persons with disabilities in government employment.

The petitioner had challenged the legality of the allocation and reservation of seats for persons with disabilities and minorities and prayed to the court that if the quota remained unfulfilled in a particular year, these special seats be made available for other deserving candidates applying against general quota.

The court dismissed the...

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