The federal government has hinted to extend quota system in jobs that is a right step in right direction. No doubt, most of areas in the country are still backward in the educational field. For example; the whole of Balochistan and Northern Areas besides rural areas of Sindh, Punjab, KP and Seraiki belt are still lacking the basic educational facilities tremendously. The students of Balochistan, FATA etc, cannot compete with the students of Karachi due to unavailability of standardized education there. It was worth to mention here when Muslims were living in united India before migrating to Pakistan, they had also demanded introduction of quota system in Indian Civil Service (ICS) as stated by late Ihtshamul Haq Thanvi, renowned religious scholar many years back. After creation of Pakistan, first Prime Minister late Liaquat Ali Khan had first time introduced 20 percent quota system in jobs reserved for Mohajars. Similarly in Sindh, prevailing quota system in jobs was introduced by Rukhman Gul, the then Governor of Sindh. Those who are against the extension of quota system, they do not want that people of backward areas like Balochistan and other rural areas to progress well. If quota system has not been implemented faithfully so far, we may take steps to ensure its proper implementation rather than abolishing it. Freedom means to give chance to the backward people for progress.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,

Karachi, March 4.