Telecom Pensioners demands pension increase :Daily ‘TheNews’ Report Dated Dec 21, 2011
SIALKOT (Tuesday, December 20, 2011) : PTCL (Pak Telecom) pensioners have demanded increase in pension and medical allowance as announced by the government in budgets of fiscal years 2010-11 and 2011-12, said Chairman Telecom Pensioners Action Committee Muhammad Tauqeer in a statement. He stated that Supreme Court of Pakistan in its judgment of 07-10-2011 had declared all the telecom pensioners as civil servants and in the light of the verdict of the court all increases in pensions announced by government fully applied to telecom pensioners. He said earlier National Assembly Standing Committee on IT & Telecom had directed the Ministry of IT & Telecom to pay those increases announced by the government to the telecom pensioners. He demanded president, prime minister and chief justice of Pakistan take notice of this injustice with telecom pensioners and order release of all increases announced by government to 40,000 telecom pensioners across the country.
(Published in Daily TheNews on 21-12-2011)