MIRPUR, AJK - Unemployment levels in AJK are rising because of the lack of broad-based programme by the government to create jobs especially for the highly educated youth and to fill in the vacant posts.

The lack of a proper Public Service Commission in AJK comprising required capable members for years is one of the main factors of the sadder state of affairs. There is unrest among thousands of jobless youth as the PSC could not hold requisite examinations of the candidates who have applied for various vacant positions in response to the invitation of the applications by the PSC since 2011.

Inviting the attention of AJK Prime Minister and Chief Secretary of the AJK government towards the ugly situation, the civil society including thousands of jobless youth and their parents emphasised a need for immediate constitution of the Public Service Commission in AJK to perform the requisite process of filling in the vacant positions in various government departments besides the autonomous bodies in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Staff Reporter from Sahiwal adds: Sixteen-volume book Noorul Quran on the explanation of Holy Quran would be launched during a ceremony to be held on Sunday. This is disclosed by Abu Nasir Manzoor Ahmad who is writer of the book and founder of Jamia Faridia Sahiwal. The writer said that in the launching ceremony, a number of religious scholars from different parts of the country would participate. He said that his seminary had been imparting religious education since 1963. He said that the present building of the seminary consisted of five-acre piece of land including 300 rooms, a hostel, a library and offices. 

He said that he had visited many countries for preaching of Islam.

The seminary was set up in 1963 in a mosque of Golchakar Sahiwal. After a few years, it was shifted to the present building where about 2,100 male and female students were being imparted education. He said that the annual budget of the seminary was about Rs30 million which provided by philanthropists.