Discrimination among pensioners – Muhammad Tauqeer letter in The Daily Frontier Post
(December 5, 2012) – I would like to draw the attention of all concerned especially Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication towards humanitarian issue of more than 40,000 Telecom Pensioners across Pakistan.
These federal government pensioners including 12,000 widows and orphans are in miserable conditions for last three years due to denial of increases in pension and Medical Allowance by PTET (Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust) as announced in 2010-11, 2011-12 and even current year now in 2012-13 by the Government of Pakistan. These increases had regularly been paid to us for 14-consecutive years by the PTET after its establishment in 1991.
These people served the nation as well as government for their lives but now deprived of usual not special increases. PTET, working under Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom has denied granting increases as announced by the government.
Prime Minister, President and Chief Justice of Pakistan are requested to take notice of defiance of the GoP orders and grant these increases to these sick, old, widows and orphans.