Rawalpindi - A large number of pensioners of Rawalpindi and Chaklala Cantonment Boards agitated here yesterday over non-release of pension before Eid-ul-Fitr. The pensioners went to a bank but they were informed that their pension has not been release yet. Upon this, the pensioners staged a protest on The Mall. The traffic remained blocked in Saddar for many hours.

, posing hardships for commuters and pedestrians.

When contacted, RCB Spokesman Qasier Mehmood said that the RCB released the money for salaries and pensions one day ago but due to some technical problem, the money did not transfer. “We have managed to arrange cash to release pension to more than 35 per cent people in the morning while others will be paid till evening,” he said.