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Moeed Pirzada |

Attention: LESCO

A young female engineer sent me this email. I may raise this issue in TV programs, but that is still at least 15 days later. Meanwhile I want feedback from other Engineers & Job Applicants who are facing similar problems with LESCO. Keep in mind that at United Nations world leaders including PM Nawaz Sharif are trying to push an Agenda of Gender Equality as part of Sustainable Development Goals. (SDG)

Email – As received

I am an electrical engineer graduated from UET lahore. I have an excellent academic background.
NTS marks in LESCO test: 69 (Second highest among girls)
B.Sc in electrical engineering: 3.687/4.00 CGPA
F.Sc: 1012/1100, Gold medalist
Matric: 802/850

Recently, LESCO has conducted recruitment for junior engineer/SDO post.They called 500+ candidates for final interview against 105 seats. I was on number 6 according to merit. Interview weight-age was only 20 % (source is HR director who told many candidates the same thing before final interview).They have finally issued the letters but my name is no where in the final candidates. I could be considered on open merit, punjab quota and women quota as well but nothing happened at all people who were at 148, 115,203 merit number are getting calls from Punjab.

Its beyond logic that a person who is among top 10 will not secure any position in final list.Its not only me, there are a lot of people suffering. List of toppers of LESCO before interview who have not got letter.

Roll no 2 Usman babar
Roll no 3 Neha
Roll no 4 Muhammad ahmad
Roll no 5 Salman shahzad
Roll no 6 Hafiza Sidra Iqbal
Roll no 7 Faisal siddique
Roll number 14 Mobahila Tariq
Roll no 18 Waqar saeed bhatti
Roll no 30 Ali riaz.

Which mean 6 out of top 7 have not got letter.
Can you please raise this issue? It will be really a great favor towards us. We are not saying that people are hired by giving money

but they should tell us why top 10 are not even last 10 on final list.

I have sent message to other anchors too. But nobody has replied me or raised this issue. Can you do something or suggest me anything? There is no transparency in DisCos of Pakistan. LESCO did not even upload the final list (Although HR director told that they will upload).

NOTE: These roll numbers are actually the merit numbers before interview (merit number was made by calculating 40% NTS marks, 25% CGP, 15% F.Sc, 10% matric).


Moeed Pirzada is prominent TV Anchor & commentator; he studied international relations at Columbia Univ, New York and law at London School of Economics. Twitter: MoeedNj. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy. This piece was first published in Moeed Pirzada’s official page. It has been reproduced with permission.

Moeed Hasan Pirzada is a Pakistani political commentator, geostrategic analyst, and a television news journalist. He is an anchor at Dunya News and hosts TV programs. He has interviewed many politicians around the world. Moeed Hassan Pirzada has also been a Director World Affairs and Content Head of PTV News and hosted the famous talk show Sochta Pakistan, a program that discussed national, regional, strategic, social and educational issues with politicians, analysts and policy makers. He has worked with Dunya News-TV channel as a Director World Affairs and hosted the current affairs talk show Dunya Today. He has written for Dubai-based regional paper Khaleej Times. His columns have appeared in major Pakistani papers such as Dawn, The News International, Daily Times, Friday Times and blogs. He has attended national and international conferences, seminars and policy workshops and had been a member of the Prime Minister's Education Task Force that collaborated with the British Council to produce the Next Generation Report. He has contributed policy papers to Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and also written several policy pieces for Pique Magazine. He is an Executive Director of Governance & Policy Advisors (GAPA) that provides consultancy services to the government institutions, development organizations and corporate bodies on issues related to media, governance, health policy, and regional peace.

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