Pak Army Reserves Sanitary Workers for Non-Muslims Only: Fact Check


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Pak Army Advertisement Reserves Sanitary Workers Job for Non-Muslims Only. Religious discrimination like this forces some Hindu and Christian minorities come to India.

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పాకిస్థాన్ DAWN పత్రికలో ఆర్మీ నియామకాల కోసం ప్రకటన.

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Fact Check:

A picture message doing rounds on WhatsApp and other social platforms alleges to show a Pakistan Army Advertisement Reserves Sanitary Workers Job for Non-Muslims only. Further, some versions of the message suggest the religious discriminatory reasons for some Hindu and Christian minorities migrating to India. Yes, the claims are facts and explained here.

Pak Army Recruitment Reserves Sanitary Workers

What you see accompanying the story is in fact a real advertisement of recruitment program of Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) published in country’s national newspaper Dawn in 2018. The advertisement on 26th August 2018 notified about vacancies for several positions like Sub Inspector, Havaldar, Religious Teacher and Sepoys. In the Non-Combatant Enrolled (NCsE) category, notably, the vacancies for Sanitary Workers was reserved for Non-Muslims only.

Muslims in Pakistan, in general, avoid so called ‘low class’ jobs of sweeping and sewage cleaning. Those jobs often go to non-Muslims, especially the religious minorities like Hindus and Christians. The ‘racist’ advertisement created controversy at the time and garnered severe criticism online. Many questioned is this justice and equal rights.

Not First Time

As a matter of fact, this is not the first time such advertisements have appeared from Government organizations in Pakistan. In June 2019 Express Lahore published a recruitment advertisement of Mujahid Force Unit of the Pakistan Army seeking Sanitation jobs from Christians only.

The advertisement garnered criticism and forwarded to Spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces. Consequently, officials modified the advertisement and removed the reference to Christians. The association of Christians in Pakistan with sanitation work had its roots in the fact that most Christians in the country were descendants of Hindu ‘untouchables’ (Dalits) who converted in villages of the Punjab province over a century ago.

Religious Discrimination and Social Stigma

Christians, Hindus, Atheists and Ahmadi Muslims among other religious minority groups in Pakistan face routine discrimination. The social stigma and discrimination against non-Muslim, religious minorities in Pakistan is in fact deep rooted even in government institutions. Likewise, the sanitary jobs are most often assigned to non-Muslims only and regarded as ‘low-class jobs’. Moreover, the sanitary workers are prone to harmful/poisonous environment and some of them even end up dying. They do not have enough safety measures and such sad plight is also because of the excess workload in the country.

Like the messages suggest, the religious discriminatory reasons compel some Hindu, Christian and other minorities in Pakistan to move to India and other countries. In 2015, the government of Punjab province in fact removed such rules of associating sanitation work with Christians, Hindus and other minorities. However, the progress remains slow.

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