Corruption in government jobs & Unequal distribution of wealth in Pakistan

Last updated on July 17, 2017

This article describe corruption in government jobs & resulting unequal distribution of wealth in Pakistan. Such corruption cause wealth inequality and disparities of wealth. Like in politics and other government departments nepotism is the strongest criterion of selection in Wapda. I could many examples which I know personally. It is of no use to mention all since almost all setup is like this.
It is said that what surgeons can earn in few hours, freelancers or lower level employees cannot earn throughout their lives. Pakistan proved dead end for us. It did not provide us equal opportunities. High posts and parliament seats are limited to specific thousands of families. Parties have become tolay (limited group of people) which benefit specific hundreds of families. Outsiders have no access to any resources of Pakistan. No government in Pakistan ever care about deprived people.  USA big IT companies like Google, government and people provide very limited support less than the privileges what clerks of Pakistani government get.

Corruption in government jobs & Unequal distribution of wealth in Pakistan

In short, there are families that have even four to seven officers. Father, mother, brothers and sisters all are officers and there are families like ours, which have not a single government employee. Making a person government officers means making a person millionaire. So, many millionaire in one family. Federal or Provincial Public Service Commission, the FPSC or PPSC, do not consider these factors that are promoting unequal distribution of wealth. Almost same is the case in army or military officer’s selection. Actually, nepotism or relationship plays greatest role in getting good post.
Nevertheless, ironically, I never got any post on merit except after my Master’s degree during the year 1994. I was selected officer in Pakistan Navy and WAPDA. I was selected computer programmer in Navy special branch but I left Navy due to excessive ragging during cruel training. In fact, I was homesick too. When I reached Tarbela Dam, when Navy approved my resign, my WAPDA computer programmer post in WAPDA T.D.P P.M.O office was occupied by that time AD admin Ashraf son Asghar. I let WAPDA sanction this post after one-year efforts and finally it reached to someone else. My friend told that now he is in grade 18 living luxurious government home. My friend told me that once Asghar was suspended for some years for not being appointed in legal manner. But he took reinstatement orders from court with previous years salary. Wapda is good for those who tackle it through court orders. WAPDA authorities should care about deserving people.
I joined NAVY due to misinformation of my class fellow Nasir Sohail, who was appointed in Navy six month before. He assured me that there is no military training. He was lying. I openly confess that I had homesickness and wanted to return to my Wapda post. I think I was not fit for military uniform post as I though I am going as computer programmer.
Pakistan Military and Civil Superior Services Employment My Experience.
Pakistan army provide officer high rank employment by ISSB and central government by CSS (Civil Superior Services). I have experienced both and found military ISSB more transparent based on merit and intelligence. ISSB is based on IQ while CSS is based on brain memory strength. I passed ISSB during 1994 from Kohat and later selected ranked officer by Naval headquarter. My two class-fellows Nasir Sohail, a son of security guard and Zubair Khan, lower grade WAPDA employee were selected officers in Navy. Both were intelligent boys. All mentioned were my college fellows from Wapda Degree College Tarbela Dam. However, it is well-known concept that only high-ranking bureaucrat’s children are selected as DMG (City commissioner category) or Foreign Service officers. My class-fellow Engineer Musadiq Ahmad Khan was selected as assistant commissioner. He was son of very senior officer and belonged from bureaucrat family. Do doubt he was very intelligent.
During the year 1996-97, I passed Punjab public service commission civil services (PCS) examination. There were thousands of candidates from all over Punjab and I secured 75th position. However, I could not be selected in interview. I was very expert in English. However, I never knew how important is Punjabi language. In Punjab often local language Punjabi is spoken in offices instead of national or official language. I lived in Tarbela Dam and came from there so I never knew nationalism in Punjab. Now I knew Punjabis are as big nationalist as Pashtoons and Sindhis are. Now often media tell role of family, cast (bradri) in selection as some families and casts dominate civil services in Pakistan.

There is huge difference in work and incomes of private people and government officials. Government official work 40 hours during a week for income 10 to 500 times higher than private freelancers who work around 70 hours or more during a week (500 times for USA or other advanced countries officials). This is very sharp difference. I know it because I worked as a government officer for some time and my father was also government official. I left two 17 grade jobs during 1994 due to some pressure. Now despite having 18 years of experience, I am living like government peon or clerk standard life. My class fellows are in grade 18 to 19 now. I personally know many people in WAPDA whose children were appointed like this.

Corruption in government jobs & Unequal distribution of wealth in Pakistan

Last government job which I joined was in the year 1999-2000 as a TGT teacher at grade 16 in WAPDA Senior Model School, Tarbela Dam. I got first position in the test held among 78 newly appointed teachers of all WAPDA Schools in Tarbela Dam. All were Master degree of B.A with B.Ed. I still have that certificate which I got from Director PMO Convener. It was contract job. After one year I visited Lahore and returned but Principal Abdul Rasheed told me that you are dismissed because your leave was not approved. Many teachers and lady teachers were very good with me. Due to my leadership qualities, I played role of leader of newly appointed teachers. I still challenge him and all teachers if they could compete with me in ten subjects of Master level. I am still unemployed despite my huge knowledge and skills. Mind control fear played a role in my leaving of this job.
Everyone knows how many relatives of officials are employed due to nepotism and jobbery. Huge numbers of government employees have one to seven children of same family in government service. There is no estimate of other relatives like brother or sisters which come to service due to their influence and resource. Huge numbers of fake degree holders are also employed in government jobs. Fake experience certificate is common thing which I never made and could not get good job.
It is very tragic that often governments do not acknowledge rights of deprived people for instance in my case. They try to crush or coerce rights claimers. It is the best practice to acknowledge and provide rights to the deprived people. I have been struggling for my rights for a long time without any success.
I see many low cadre WAPDA employee’s children, which were in Tarbela Dam, became senior officers and I remained unemployed despite I was son of an officer. Now my family social and economic status is much lower than their living standard. It is the right reason that I rightly consider consider Pakistan an unfair state so are the institutions like WAPDA. Therefore, my protest on this issue is well justified.

I appeared in CSS in the year 1994 (held during 1995) and declared failed in English. I do not know who prepared and marked papers but paper used such vacublory that is rarely used in Pakistan especially in offices. Once high-level secretaries took my interview and were not as good in English like me. Later I passed PCS from PPSC Lahore in the year 1996 band secured 78th position but could understand employment procedure. Few of my class-fellows and college fellow boys and girls were selected officers in Pakistan atomic energy commission. Now they are billionaire. They were children of middle cadre WAPDA employees and were very hard working.
Even international organizations which provide jobs on merit cum need basis do not consider innovative or direct employments. There are only rigid rules of recruitment which failed to prove their effectiveness due to bad outcome. World especially Pakistan is brewing with discontent and uncertainty. Aged and famous people having proven record should be given direct employment offer. There is no logic in age restriction if governments care about aged people and their families. Age restrictions for any job are coercive and exploitative measure. There should not be any age restrictions for any post. It will be considered care for old people. Poor and needy families should be preferred.
There should be many other factor which must be considered for selection on priority basis namely applicant’s family members, children, need, poverty and disease.
Job Application procedure should be simple and quick. Once I applied for a post in British council. Their application procedure is very simple. You do not need to submit any documents. Application can be downloaded and submitted online. Every thing is verified at the time of interview and appointment. Similarly last month I applied for many posts in United Nations, UNO, Pakistan and IT posts in The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). They provide latest method of online application submission with CV details. They do not require any type of documents until interview or appointment. It is the most modern employment procedure adopted by advanced countries.

Corruption in government jobs & Unequal distribution of wealth in Pakistan

Proved skills should be preferred over experience. At many places I observed that people make fake experience certificates. I have sixteen years of experience but I have no supporting experience certificates and letters except few genuine ones. However, due to my experience and skills I can compete and surpass many randomly selected officers of grade 19 or above. I know there are many who are more talented than me but I am better than majority of these officers. Including over all virtues and talents I can surpass many such officers. I challenge to compete in 40 subjects and disciplines. Twenty subjects of my choice and 20 subjects of my challenger’s choice. I knew many such grades 18 and 19 scale officers who were well below than my knowledge and versatile skills. As far as members of parliament are concerned, only small numbers of members could compete me in knowledge, wisdom and skills. I am not praising myself in order to boost but I want to prove my skills and eligibility.