LAHORE - A writ petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday challenging the schedule of examinations announced by the National Testing Service and the Punjab Public Service Commission for various posts at public departments.
Saira Jamal, a candidate who had applied for various posts, filed a suit in the court and challenged the examination schedule announced by the NTS and the PPSC through her counsel Advocate Ch Shoaib Saleem.
The petitioner said that the ministry of defense had advertised 53 posts for assistant directors and the NTS announced the exam schedule for March 9 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Meanwhile, the PPSC also advertised 58 posts for assistant director land record (ADLR) and it also announced the same examination schedule for the said posts as was announced by the NTS – March 9 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Being aggrieved, the petitioner submitted that thousands of candidates had applied for both the posts and the written examination schedule announced by the NTS and the PPSC fell on the same date and the same time – March 9 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
The petitioner said that It would deprive a number of students from their legal and fundamental right to appear in the both the exams, she stated, adding that all the candidates who applied for both the posts were fully eligible to sit for the exam. In case both the exams were conducted on the same day and the same time owing to which the petitioner would suffer an irreparable loss and injury to her bright future career, she stated.