Govt to welcome MPs suggestions for improving testing system: Qadir

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Provincial gov'ts responsible for maintaining law, order: Baloch

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (APP): Minister for States and Frontier Regions
(SAFRON) Lt Gen ® Abdul Qadir Baloch on Monday told the Senate that the government would welcome suggestions from members of
parliament (MPs) for improving the testing system to uphold merit in recruitments.
Speaking on a motion moved by Daud Khan Achakzai, the minister
said the National Testing Service (NTS) conducted tests for short-listing candidates for recruitment in various government departments.
Earlier, Daud Khan Achakzai alleged that the NTS was minting money from the poor students in the name of conducting tests for recruitment in government departments.
It had no rules or regulations and even it had not maintained the record of tests conducted by it, he added.
Azam Khan Swati termed the NTS a ‘fraud’ as its chief executive officer had been sacked on account of a fake degree. The body, he said, was playing with the future of students.
Usman Khan Kakkar said proper legislation was required for check on the working of the NTS. He alleged that its examiners leaked papers in examination halls to mint money.
Senators Shahi Syed, Ilyas Bilour, Sradar Muhammad Hassni, Atta ur Rehman and Kalsoom Parveen also spoke on the matter.