Raise in monthly grant to widows, paid from the benevolent fund of Punjab has been so paltry over the years that it has no buying power anymore due to price hikes and inflation. In the upcoming Punjab budget please consider reasonable increase in monthly grant, paid out of BF to the widows of deceased government servants, who lose their lives in service. Please note that there are certain old cases where there is no family pension admissibility to the widows, due to minimum service period requirements of their husbands (deceased govt. servants). The increase in salary (by 50%) for all government servants should also be taken into account and these widows should have the same kind of increase.

SYED ALI ABUZAR,

Wah Cantt, May 15.