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Talent and Skills Cursed by Reference System

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“WE DO NOT HAVE A DEMOCRATIC MEDIA, I WROTE THIS PIECE TO ALL NEWSPAPERS YET NO ONE DARED TO PUBLISH. SO I DECIDED TO BRING IT OUT” Fatima Hasan Zaidi

 

Dream big to achieve big in life, all my 16 years of education circled around this phrase; but nobody told me that I m living in a country where degree, qualification, talent, skills and experience does not matter. It is an insignificant little thing cursed by the reference system.

Where ever I go with my resume with massive experience in my relevant subject, where my publications, skills, experience and my hard work is the only reference I have. I m not entertained by the authorities because either they do not trust in themselves and are afraid to see the resume and hire on what their mind says or they do not have the potential to do so.

All they need is a strong living being to be at the back of the one who wants to do something and they fail to understand that the reference won’t be putting in effort in the work but the person who stand firm with a CV.
I wonder if reputed organizations ever change their policies and optimistically hire the graduates on behalf of what they are and not what their sources are.

QAMAR SAEED ZAIDI , PAKISTAN TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION – VICE PRESIDENT TILL 1996

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Invitational womens games in October
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Sports Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, April 23: Pakistan Women's Sports Board has asked the 
national  federations  of  athletics,  table  tennis,  badminton, hockey 
and volleyball to obtain international confirmations of at least  four 
 countries by end of May to finalise the  staging  of `Invitational 
Women's Games 1996' from Oct 19-24 at  Islamabad.

During  the 'review meeting' of the 2nd Islamic Women's  Games, Begum 
Shahnaz Wazir Ali, special assistant to the prime  minister on social 
sector, requested the national federations of the  five sports  included 
in the invitational meet to obtain  confirmation from four to five 
countries for participation in the event. "It will be an opportunity of 
international competition for  our girls  to  get  ready,' Begum Shahnaz 
 said  while  stating  that allocations  have  already  been  made for 
 the  funding  of  the invitational  games at Islamabad and the ministry 
of  sports  was working on it.

It was learnt that invitations to Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, 
Iran and a number of Central Asian states has already been sent. However 
the federations are yet to get a response  from them for the meet. It 
may be added here that Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali had earlier asked the 
federations to invite Muslim States to participate in the `invitational 
meet which will also serve as a rehearsal for the forthcoming bigger 
event next year. However, since the "Invitational Games" are been  dealt 
at the federation level, they want to invite those countries whose 
standard of game will be comparable to Pakistan. We want these 
invitational games to help boost the morale of our sportswomen who are 
working hard for the challenge, Qamar Saeed Zaidi, vice president, 
Pakistan Table Tennis Federation said.

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