29 Gold Metals, But Jobless: MBBS Dr. Waleed Malik Spills Bean On Sifarish Job Culture

Dr. Waleed Malik, an MBA graduate is jobless even though he holds 29 Gold Medals for topping in various subjects.

His intellectual skills and smartness clearly say everything. But still, it’s surprising to see him jobless and that captivated everyone’s attention.

MBBS Waleed Malik Spills Bean On Sifarish Job Culture
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His jobless statement became viral when he responded to one of his follower’s questions regarding securing a job. 

In response, he answered that he’s still jobless and didn’t get into any hospital yet. That’s when people started knowing about him and every news outlet covered his story.

He even claimed that to get a job in this current scenario “Sifarish” is the key element.

Dr. Waleed Malik Graduate Jobless

What did he say? He said that he had applied to multiple hospitals but did not get a job. He also said that the situation of jobs is on sifarish rather than merit.

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“Applied for 20+ hospitals, didn’t get a job. The situation of jobs is 99% sifarish and 1% merit. I might be wrong but that’s what I observed. Only the merit should prevail but this system is beyond repair,” he had said.

Internet citizens are the ones who made him viral and famous on social media. They took screenshots of the response and took no time to make him famous.

MBBS Waleed Malik Spills Bean On Sifarish Job Culture
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Speaking to BBC, Dr. Malik said that he completed his MBBS from Amiruddin Medical College in Lahore last year and then did a house job at the Lahore General Hospital.

“When my house job ended, I started applying to private hospitals. The recruitment in government hospitals hadn’t started yet,” said the 24-year-old.

There have been many stories regarding MBA graduates who went on selling street food for not getting a job. Just like Omar Ayub who started selling Vada Pau in Islamabad even after being an MBA graduate.

Professor’s Recommendation

He even highlighted the recommendation culture or say Sifarish culture that has been part of our job culture for more than a decade.

MBBS Waleed Malik Spills Bean On Sifarish Job Culture
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Dr Malik said: “Usually job positions are not vacant in private hospitals, and even if they are available, medical graduates are hired on the recommendation of professors.”

“I think there is a culture of getting jobs through recommendations. This is a reality.”

He further told BBC that the “sifarish culture” is a reality in the country — both for a normal student and for a topper. He said that he did not want to go viral on social media.

He concluded by saying that, things should be neutral in both private and government institutions.

See More: From Earning An MBA Degree To Selling Vada Pav In Islamabad

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