The Pakistan United Christian Movement (PUCM) flayed allegedly discriminating advertisement against some vacant posts appeared in a section of the national press.

The PUCM chairman elaborated that the advertisement had invited applications for the posts of security guards, ward boys, Ayas, lift operators and sanitary workers against certain qualifications. However, he added, the qualification for sanitary workers precisely mentioned that the “only non-Muslims applicants form minorities will be accommodated”.

A David strongly criticized the advertisement printed in the national dailies of September 6 inviting applications for different posts at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology.

“We condemn this and demand inquiry against the individuals behind this irresponsible act. It seems that we are going back socially and morally when societies are becoming more and more sensitive about human values and norms,” David said.

At the same time, the PUCM executive committee expressed its grave concern by maintaining that the aforesaid advertisement must have gone through by several highly educated officers at both provincial and federal levels as two departments PIC (provincial) and National Testing Services at the federal level.

“However these discriminatory and derogatory words were not picked by anyone, this we think is highly unprofessional act,” he said. “We demand a public apology from Punjab Health Department and National Testing Service for inking and bringing out the said discriminatory advertisement,” he said.