Thursday September 23, 2021

PMS candidates want screening test abolished

PESHAWAR: The candidates for the Provincial Management Service (PMS) exam staged a protest on Monday against the results of the screening test and asked the government to cancel the result.

Led by Ikramullah Yousafzai, the protesters carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands said they rejected the results of the screening test and warned the government to launch a protest movement if their demands were not accepted.

Terming it an injustice, the protesters said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission conducted the screening test instead of judging the ability of candidates through proper examination. They said that 95 percent of the candidates were declared unsuccessful in the screening test.

“Those obtaining 40 marks must be allowed to appear in the PMS examination or else the new system of screening test should be cancelled,” Ikramullah said. The protesters said that the new policy was not legally applicable to them as it was not mentioned in the advertisements to which the candidates had applied.

They said thousands of candidates would suffer if their demands were not accepted. The protesters asked the government to abolish the new policy, and allow them to take the competitive examination.