Supreme Court ordered PTCL to release pension of his ex-employees (retired employees)

Supreme Court ordered PTCL to release pension of his ex-employees (retired employees):
ISLAMABAD (July 22, 2011) : Supreme Court on Friday ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) to release pension and medical benefits of its former employees within a week.
A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and Justice Ghulam Rabbani had taken up the petition of Sheraz Ahmed, a senior technical officer, along with four other employees against a recent judgment of Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Representing the former employees, Advocate Kowkab Iqbal argued that under section 11 of the Pension Act 1871, pension of an employee cannot be stopped under any circumstances or against any claim of the employer.
He added that the PTCL management has stopped pension of petitioners on the plea that they had not vacated their residential quarters after retirement. He argued that his clients vacated the residences even before the IHC judgment had rejected their case.
The counsel said the PTCL management had not released their pension and medical facilities even after they had vacated their residences.The apex court had converted the petition into an appeal.
(Published in Daily Dawn on July 23, 2011)

19 Comments


  1. My all pension benefits are stopped and not paid since JUNE-2010 even annual increase as per announced in budgets in 2010-2011-2012 as detail given below:
    1) since (2010)15% increase pension according to announced in budget.
    2) since (2010)25% increase medical according to announced in budget.
    3) continuously increases in pension according to announced in budget still up till now in JUNE-2012
    4) cost and living allowance to all those PTCL employees who retired between 1995 to 2001

  2. Muhammad Umar says:

    It is for your kind information that they given only 8 present increased in my pension since last JULY 2010

    Best regards

    Muhammad Umar

  3. Muhammad Umar says:

    Please tell me for the last meeting witch is held in Islamabad


  4. RESPECTED ALL.

    I REALY APPRICATE TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN COURT CASE.AND SPECIALLY SUPREM COURT FOR THIS DECISION.I SALUTE ALL PERSON.I WILL REQUESTED TO ALL WORKING & RETIRED EMPOLYS TO MAKE UNITY.


  5. 1. The Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan,

    It is requested to the Honorable Chief justice of Pakistan that a case is under your court for looking justice. A large number of PTCL retired employees are facing remarkable difficulties due stop their pension without any reason. All Pensioners are submitted their appeal to order to the PTCL authority to issue necessary notification for their retired persons, it is very appreciated that if supreme court should issued order with the petition of mr sheraz ahmned thatt all of the retired PTCL employees are legible for grant of pension benit as announced in budget 2011-12, but is very sorry that supreme court has over looked the request of thousand retired workers who are looking to the chief justice for grant of their legal benefits. now we are again requested that the case is under your court and take the action and issued order to ptcl authority to release notification for their retired workers as per budget 2009-10 & 2011-12. God bless you. thanks,


  6. it is requested to the chief justice of pakistan that a case is under your court for looking justice. ptcl retired employees are facing tremendous difficulties due stop their pension without any reason. all retired pensioners are submitted their appeal to order to the ptcl authority to issue necessary notification for their retired persons, it is very appreciated that if supreme court should issued order with the petition of mr sheraz ahmned thatt all of the retired ptcl employees are legible for grant of pension benit as announced in budget 2011-12, but is very sory that supreme couret has over looked the request of thousand retired workers who are looking to the chief justice for grant of their legal benefits. now we are again requested that the case is under your court and take the action and issued order to ptcl authority to release notification for their retired workers as per budget 2011-12. the law is working god bless you. thanks,

  7. Taj Muhammad, Karachi says:

    THE BELOW IS THE DETAILED JUDGEMENT IN THE PTCL PENSIONERS CASE Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the management of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to restore pension and medical of nearly 4,000 employees within one week which had been stopped for past 18 months.

    PTCL management has stopped paying pensions and health allowances of the employees who refused to vacate the residential quarters of the company situation in metropolis for long period.

    The company stance was clear-cut that employees who were to quit its property would get restored their pensions and medical facilities. It had already restored the pension of some 70 employees in Karachi who vacated residential quarters of PTCL.

    Meanwhile the local governments have leased the PTCL residential societies and provided legal ownership to the residents, which made the case controversial and went into litigation.

    The large number of the employees’ union was of the view that pension was their basic right ensured by constitution of the company.

    The defence counsel said that according to Pension Act of 1871 section 11 under no circumstances or claims the pension of employees can be ceased furthermore, he added, his clients had vacated the residential quarters but still their salaries and medical facilities have been stopped.

    Admitting the petition of PTCL retired employees Sheraz Ahmed and others filed through their counsel Advocate M Kokab Iqbal the SC ordered the restoration of pension of these employees within one week.

    Counsel for PTCL Munir Ahmed Paracha Advocate told the court that the petitioners despite being retired have not vacated their residential quarters and the rent of these quarters is being deducted through their pension.

    Arguing before the court Advocate M Kokoab Iqbal said that PTCL administration for the past one and a half year has ceased pension of his clients.

  8. Taj Muhammad, Karachi says:

    Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the management of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to restore pension and medical of nearly 4,000 employees within one week which had been stopped for past 18 months.

    PTCL management has stopped paying pensions and health allowances of the employees who refused to vacate the residential quarters of the company situation in metropolis for long period.

    The company stance was clear-cut that employees who were to quit its property would get restored their pensions and medical facilities. It had already restored the pension of some 70 employees in Karachi who vacated residential quarters of PTCL.

    Meanwhile the local governments have leased the PTCL residential societies and provided legal ownership to the residents, which made the case controversial and went into litigation.

    The large number of the employees’ union was of the view that pension was their basic right ensured by constitution of the company.

    The defence counsel said that according to Pension Act of 1871 section 11 under no circumstances or claims the pension of employees can be ceased furthermore, he added, his clients had vacated the residential quarters but still their salaries and medical facilities have been stopped.

    Admitting the petition of PTCL retired employees Sheraz Ahmed and others filed through their counsel Advocate M Kokab Iqbal the SC ordered the restoration of pension of these employees within one week.

    Counsel for PTCL Munir Ahmed Paracha Advocate told the court that the petitioners despite being retired have not vacated their residential quarters and the rent of these quarters is being deducted through their pension.

    Arguing before the court Advocate M Kokoab Iqbal said that PTCL administration for the past one and a half year has ceased pension of his clients.


  9. This is a very good dessesion against the ptcl management all ptcl retired employes offering the shukrana prayer for thanks god.

  10. RAJA JAVED says:

    The decision is about stoppage of pension of those employees who did not vacated the ptcl accommodation, their pension was stopped.Now Supreme Court ordered PTCL to release pension of those pensioners who vacated the official accommodation also medical facility.
    Our case is of increase in pension according to government announcement 2010, it is still in High court.


  11. thanks chief justice iftikhar mohammad choudhary sahib it means that the law is working god bless you

  12. Iftikhar Ahmad says:

    (Clarification)

    The decision is about stoppage of pension of certain employees.

    Our case is of increase in pension according to government announcement.

    There is difference.!!!!


  13. MY DEAR,
    HAQ KELAIEE QURABANI CHAHYE ……….
    ISLAM ZINDA HOTA HYE HER KARBALA KE BAAD ..LAFZI AWAZ KA AAJ KAL KOI HESEYAATH NAHE MAGHAR JOO SAMAJHTHA HYE . US KALIAEE ZABAN TALWAR SYE ZAIDA TEEZ HYE


  14. MY DEAR,S
    LAW IS AVAILABLE BUT LAW IS IGNORING BY SOME …….SOME PERSON ARE REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT BY FORCE LAW OF PAKISTAN ON THOSE WHO ARE REFUSEING FROM LAW..


  15. haq k jeet mubarak to all pensioneres

  16. Inamullah khan says:

    T H A N K S S U P R E M C O U R T S

  17. Aslam Baloch says:

    Congratulation PTCL Pensioners. its a good hopeful news for all pensiners, it means that PENSION ACT 1871 CLAUSE 11 is still implemented. In which it is stated that ” ANY HOW & ANY SITUATION PENSION CANNOT BE STOPED OF PENSIONER ” So why PTCL OR PTET stop the pension of the same pensioners who are take VVS with same pensioner whose they are submitted the pitition in Supreme Court. Now our case is stronge in view of above act 1871 Clause 11. Thanks Supreme Court.

  18. Mirza Riaz Baig says:

    DEcission is not clear.Either SC has ordered to release pension etc of the petitioner only,on the basis that he had already vacated the official residenc or the pension can not be stopped at any cost.

  19. FAZLI ALI says:

    AOA
    PENSION ACT 1871 PARA 11 PENSION OF EMPLOYEE CANNOT BE STOPED AGAINST ANY CLAIM OF EMPLOYER
    THEIR IS NO RULL THAT WHY PTCL NOT INCREASE OUR PENSION FROM LAST ONE YEAR .

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