Successful CSS candidates with disability can join Foreign Service

Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday has issued orders to federal government to allocate quota for disabled persons in Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP).

Chief Justice LHC Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, in a landmark verdict struck down provisions of Rules for Competitive Examinations 2014 which restricted special persons to join foreign service.

Court directed federal government to formulate new laws before holding next exams of Central Superior Service to ensure zero discrimination against handicapped persons.

The court issued orders on petition of two visually impaired candidates who appeared in CSS 2014 examinations.

Chief justice also instructed the government to allocate two posts to petitioners at earliest, adding, if posts were not available then authorities should create two new posts to adjust the petitioners.

The court said that no discrimination would be tolerated against disabled persons and respectable life would be ensured for them.

Petitioners Faisal Majeed and Muhammad Yousaf, who appeared in 2014 CSS examinations, had secured 12th and 22nd positions respectively and preferred FSP. However, they were allotted positions in Information Group.