KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) hheard a constitutional petition of Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) against the quota system, during which the federation submitted their reply.
A bench comprising Justice Salahuddin Panhwar and Justice Adnan-Ul-Karim Memon, heard the constitutional petition CP (D) 1906/2020 entitled Pasban Pakistan VS Federation of Pakistan and others, and adjourned it to October 13, 2021, after the federation submitted its written reply.
In their reply, the federation submitted that the existing quota system in the federal government was introduced in the light of Article 27 (1) of the Constitution read with Rule 14 of the Civil Servants (Appointment and Transfer) Rules 1973.
It said that the matter regarding amendment in the first proviso of Article 27 (1) of the constitution was considered by the then Cabinet in its meeting held on 07.03.2013 under Case No. 73/04/2013 which recommended extension in the period for further twenty years from 14.08.2013; however, constitutional amendment could not be made.
The matter was again placed before the former Cabinet which in its meeting dated 25.7.2013 also recommended extension of further twenty years.