Mandi Bahauddin (Sher Gondal ) : Deaf and dumb people staged protest here on Monday in front of DCO office for not giving them job from job quota for the disabled. They in writing said they are not able to hear and speak but otherwise they are physically fit to perform any job including driving.
They said recently the district government recruited 429 persons in grade 4 but none among deaf and dumb applicants was selected. This is clear cut case of discrimination against them. They demanded the recruitment of grade four servants be set aside and on half of the seats from quota for the disabled, deaf and dumb persons be appointed through fresh recruitment. Muhammad Noman Ali who himself is deaf and dumb led the demonstration.
When contacted DCO Muzaffar Sial said disabled persons including persons unable to hear and speak were employed on merit against job quota for the disabled.