QUETTA: In a recent development, the Balochistan provincial government has announced a noteworthy modification in the upper age limit for individuals seeking government employment. As revealed by ARY News on Sunday, this alteration allows candidates to apply for government jobs up to the age of 43.
The decision was officially endorsed by the outgoing Chief Minister of Balochistan, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo. He affixed his signature to the proposal presented by the Services and General Administration Department. This move effectively relaxes the upper age limit criteria for various government positions, offering a wider scope for employment opportunities.
The motivation behind this policy adjustment is to address the issue of unemployment among the younger population. By extending the age limit, the Balochistan government aims to create more avenues for youths to engage in meaningful employment within the public sector.
It’s worth noting that this move follows a similar decision made by the Sindh government in January of 2023. The Sindh government also revised its age limit for government jobs, extending it to 43 years. Under this amendment, applicants for vacancies in Sindh government departments can avail a maximum age relaxation of 15 years.
These developments signify a concerted effort by provincial governments to adapt to evolving workforce dynamics and to ensure a fair chance at government employment for a wider age range of applicants.