CHAKWAL (Web Desk) –  At least two thousand bachelors and masters degree holders have applied for work as peons and gardeners, grade-IV positions on the government’s Basic Pay Scale, in the Education Department over the last year.

According to a report published in Dawn, 23 thousand candidates applied for 653 vacancies at grade-IV level.

A master degree holder resident of Karhan village, Noshaba 33, said that she had not been able to find a job and was now forced to apply for the post of naib qasid.

“I need a job because I have to provide for my son as well. Though I have applied for the post of a peon, I am sure I will not be given the job because you need support from politicians to be given such jobs”, she said.

Over nine thousand applicants gathered outside a school to interview for the vacant positions.

A resident of Pinjain, Adeela Nazar said she has a masters’ degree in English Literature and has applied for the post of lab attendant, which is a BPS 4 job. She said that her degree was meant to secure her a job in BPS grade 17.