Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society, Mandi Bahauddin urged the government to establish a sub-office of the Pakistan Armed Services Board Department in their district.

A meeting was held under PESS officeholder Major (r) Sher Gondal. He said that in absence of the board office in Mandi Bahaudding, the ex-servicemen and their dependents were facing problems in securing pension and arrears. He said the post offices create different hurdles for pensioners after each increase in their pensions. He said the ex-servicemen of the district depend on DASB Gujrat but the DASB secretary never visited the post offices in the district to resolve their problems.

He said that the DASB secretary is responsible for assisting in rehabilitation and re-settlement, undertaking frequent tours to see ex-servicemen and widows of deceased ex-servicemen of area and ensuring their welfare. However, he regretted, the secretary was not performing his duties. He said ex-servicemen of the area were victim of ignorance by the government. Their demand for “one rank one pension” had not been accepted.

BAZAAR VISITED: MNA Chaudhry Nasir Iqbal Bosal along with MPA Shafqat Mahmud Gondal, AC Malakwal Asif Raza and TMO Unsar Sahi visited a bazaar in Malakwal to check quality and prices of commodities.  They visited various stalls of vegetables, fruit and other eatable items. They asked customers about the prices of commodities and checked rate lists displayed at each stall. They also compared goods’ rates at the bazaar with those of open market and found considerable difference.

Addressing the customers, the MNA said that his party was working hard to facilitate the common man. He said that the government was implementing people-friendly policies which would lead to stability and prosperity. He further said local the administration had been directed to protect the rights of consumers.