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Disabled army officers’ induction into civil service sought

Ministry of Defence’s letter said that during the last two decades, many young officers across the country have become physically disabled in the war

By Rana Ghulam Qadir
February 24, 2024
The Pakistan Army security force. — AFP/File
The Pakistan Army security force. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence has sought quota in the civil service for the officers injured and disabled in the war against terrorism.

The desired quote is apart from existing 10 percent quota for armed forces officers in civil service through the Federal Public Service Commission.

The request for additional quota has been made in a letter written by the Ministry of Defence to the Establishment Division. The letter referred to an earlier letter dated March 29, 2023 requesting that the injured military officers be inducted in the Commerce and Trade Group or the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service.

The Ministry of Defence’s letter said that during the last two decades, many young officers across the country have become physically disabled in the war against terrorism.

Owing to physical disability, they cannot work in the army to their full potential and due to lack of medical fitness, they cannot be inducted even in the 10 percent quota.

The Establishment Division has again been requested to consider the inclusion of war-disabled officers in various professional service groups including the Security Group, particularly for their posting in the Ministry of Defence.