I regret to express that pension payable to EOBI pensioners has been stagnant at Rs 3600/ per month since 2012. Although pension payable to pensioners of federal and all provinces was increased on both occasions. It has now become Rs 6000/ per month, but this amount has still not been paid out as such. PML-N, during its election campaign promised that they would launch an aggressive plan to strengthen our economy and provide relief to the citizens but after coming into power they are just repeating the slogans and doing nothing.

Now the present CEO and MD of EOBI has appealed to the Government to grant them Rs 5 billion for 2013-14 and Rs 2.5 billion for 2014-15 to pay the pensioners as promised. He also solicited, for necessary enactment to ensure regular revision of pension, in line with federal and provincial government pensioners, but still no results have been seen. I would like to know if this class of citizens belong to an enemy country and do not deserve for any relief, or are they Pakistani?

KHAWAJA MUHAMMAD TAHIR,

Karachi, February 11.