LAHORE           -         Owing to sincere endeavours of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, status-quo for 20 percent employment quota for South Punjab at the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has been maintained.

An approval has been granted to the PPSC to announce results, withheld on 80 percent vacancies under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister while announcement of results on 20 percent employment quota for south Punjab had been postponed till the court verdict, an official handout said.

The Punjab government had filed a writ petition in Lahore High Court to declare null and void the verdict given against 20 percent employment quota for south Punjab.

The bench comprising Justice Shahid Waheed and Justice Faisal Zaman of Lahore High Court heard the appeal, filed by the Punjab government for maintaining 20 percent employment quota for South Punjab and announced its verdict of maintaining status quo with regard to 20 percent employment quota for South Punjab at the PPSC.

The Additional Advocate General Shan Gul pleaded the point of view of the Punjab government in the court.