The pension facilities given to upper grade officers/judges have been increased recently. But the old age pension being given to retired employees during the period 2000 to 2008 is still fixed at where it was. At Rs 2000/ monthly pension, it is impossible to buy every day necessities of life for one person what to talk of a family. While the budget for the new financial year is in final stages, the government is earnestly requested to cast a kindly eye on the poor retired employees too so that they may get some relief. -M. A. MALIK, Lahore, May 21.