(Text of Application)
January 04, 2011
Honorable Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
Chief Justice of Pakistan
Supreme Court, Islamabad.
Subject: Increase in pension and Grant of medical allowance to over 39 thousand pensioners of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited as per Govt. of Pakistan’s announced in budget June-2010.
اسلام علیکم و رحمۃ اللہ
(May peace mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you)
It is brought to your kind notice that in recent budget (June-2010) Govt. of Pakistan passed increase in pension vide Government of Pakistan Finance Division (Regulations Wing) Letter # F.4 (1)-Reg.6/2010-721 Islamabad, the 5th July, 2010 and grant of medical allowance vide Government of Pakistan Finance Division (Regulations Wing) Letter # F.16 (1)-Reg.6/2010-778 Islamabad, the 5th July, 2010 for retired persons. But it is very strange that pension and medical allowance of over 39 thousand pensioners of PTCL not yet increased since more than 6 months passed while other department’s pensioner received increased pension and medical allowance as per Govt. announcement.
I requested all concerned through e-mail and protest all over country was made by pensioners which published in various newspapers but no action taken so far. It is not only my matter but it is the matter of over 39 thousand old men/women, widows and orphans pensioners. This was first time in PTCL history that increased pension not paid to PTCL pensioners. For example I retired in year 2005 and received increased pension every year regularly without any delay (other PTCL pensioners also received increase accordingly).
Now I have left no choice after the all mighty of ALLAH that I approach your honor for help. Because previous record proved that you always helped deserved persons and above mentioned are most deserved persons. It is very difficult for PTCL pensioners to continue their lives in such high inflation.
Kindly instruct the concerned authorities to pay increased pension and grant medical allowance along with arrears w.e.f. July 1, 2010 without further delay as announced by Govt. of Pakistan.
For reference 5 Letters are attached about Notifications.
I can only pray for your long and prosperous life.
Arif Hussain Khan
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