Old people often have limited regenerative abilities and are more susceptible to disease. The elderly also many face social issues like financial dependence of younger carers after retirement and loneliness. In every country, the government gives benefits to senior citizens but unfortunately in our country, an old individual cannot live a life of dignity 

The Employees Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) is not paying pensioners well. Some receive pensions as low as Rs 5250 per month with which under no condition can they run a reasonable household. Sometimes pensioners have to wait very long just to receive this meagre amount. 

Though the government announces a raise in pensions in its budget every year, no firm action is taken towards implementing it. I request the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, to look into the matter immediately. 


Faisalabad, July 16.