Worried PTCL pensioners protest in Multan : Samaa TV News Report

Worried PTCL pensioners protest in Multan : Samaa TV News Report
MULTAN (Tuesday, November 01, 2011) : Score of Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) pensioners on Tuesday staged protest demonstration outside city’s central post office against delay in release of their payments and non-provision of increments, SAMAA reports.
A large number of retired government employees thronged to the General Post Office (GPO) at Multan’s Dera Adda area early morning to receive pensions making long queues as Eid Ul-Azha is approaching.

PTCL Pensioners Multan Protest (Pictures Gallery)

PTCL Pensioners Protest in Multan

However, they turned angry after experiencing serve hardships due to waiting for many hours, blaming the post office administration for delay in releasing payments.
Carrying placards and beating chests, the PTCL employees chanted slogans against the department authorities for not granting them increments in wake of the rampant inflation.
The protestors, including aged men and women, also demanded of the government to immediately increase the number of counters, separately for men and women, at the GPO to spare them from hours-long waiting in unbearable weather.
Last week in Lahore, a retired pensioner died and two other fainted after waiting in queue for more than five hours outside a bank in unbearable heat.
Eid will be celebrated across the county on Monday, Nov 7. They government has announced two-day holiday for the occasion.
(Published in SAMAA TV Website)

11 Comments


  1. PAKISTN GOVERNMENT AOUR PTCL (ETISALAT) INTZAMIA KO KOIE AHSAS NAHEEN K MOJUDH DOUR MAIN KITNEE MAHANGAEE HY AADMEE KHUD-KASHYAN AOUR KHUD-SOZYAN FINANCIAL CRISES K WAJH SE KAR RAHY HAIN, SAHEB-E-IQTEDAR AOUR PTCL MANAGEMENT SHAHANA ZINDAGI BASAR KAR RAHY HAIN MAGR GHAREEB PENSIONER HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT K FAISLY K BAWAJOOD 1-1l2 MAAH SEY INTZAR MAIN HAIN K KAB PENSION MAIN BARHOTREE l IZAFA HOTA HAY —- KIYA HUKMRAN CHAHTY HAIN K KOYEE PENSINER KHUD-KASHEE KARY YAA PAKISTAN MAIN BHEE ARAB DUNYA KEE TARAH INQLAB AAYE . KHUDARA PENSIONER’S K HAQ MAIN JALD MUNSFANA FAISLA FARMA KAR 40,000 HAZAAR PENSIONER’S KHANDANOUN KEE DUA-AIN LAIN .

  2. Iftikhar Ahmad says:

    @ANSAR ZAIDI, Thank you for giving details, but reality is this that the case needs to be fought legally. Can you give details of petitions in the high/supreme courts. Merely protesting etc will not work at all.

  3. Iftikhar Ahmad says:

    Go Etisalat Go


  4. God help us very soon;Allah ki latthi bay awaz hai>Wahan dair hay andhair nahee.

  5. Khalid Saleem says:

    Dear All PTCL Pensioners
    AoA

    HOPE TO ALMIGHTY ALLAH WE WILL BE SUCCESS VERY SOON. INSHALLAH
    GEO SAMAA TV———


  6. DEAR MR.ANSAR ZAIDI EX-SENIOR REVENUE OFFICER

    YOUR COMMENTS REMARK ABLE & TO BE SUBMIT AS JOINTER FOR EVERY PETITIONS, THIS TYPE OF LETTER MAY BE SEND TO HIGHER AUTHORITIES FOR OPENING OF THEIR EYES.

    HOPE TO ALMIGHTY ALLAH WE WILL BE SUCCESS VERY SOON. INSHALLAH


  7. NO MORE COMMENTS …….TIME OF ACTION IS NEAR. WE WILL BURN HIMSELF ..OR PTET AND PTCL…OR WE WILL GET OUR RIGHT .THIS IS LAST DECISION …


  8. Dear All PTCL Pensioners
    AoA

    The detail estimation of Mr Ansar Zaidi Ex-SRO is extremely acceptable and I fully favoured clarifications of Mr Ansar.
    But I am already clearing object since long that President Zardari, PM Gillini, All Senators, MNAs, MPAs, Services Chiefs, CJP and all judges of all courts, PTCL – Etsalat Management, and all stake-holders which relates on theme are dishonest-shady, So who will take-note of our voices. We are stand on right-truth. A few days before Mr Irfan died (May Allah rest soul in peace) asking for the justice.
    Behold notable personage you are all have to retort before Allah on the day of judgement. So open your eyes, after Almighty Allah, you are accountable for the justice among the public. Before all of you arrive to your end (in the grave) look on the way of disheartened PTCL Pensioners and giveaway the rights of PTCL Pensioners, and save yourselves from the heat of Hell. See we will not spare you on the day of judgement before Almighty Allah, so settle on the issue before time out. I have nothing to say more………….

    Abdul Salam

  9. ANSAR ZAIDI EX-SENIOR REVENUE OFFICER says:

    Dear Colleagues

    REASONS OF INJUSTICE AGAINST PTCL RETIRED EMPLOYEES

    The stance taken in 54th and 58th PTET Board of Trustees Meeting to curtailed pensionary benefits for those employees retired on or after 1-1-1996 and forfeit medical allowance of all pensioners is unlawful. PTET Board of Trustees has been kept hostage by the Trustees belonging to PTCL side in the absence of no representation from beneficiaries they have been kept away to mis-appropriate Pension contribution, Benevolent and Group Insurance amount of retired employee and they did when Rs.99 million amount deposited by PTET in Cresent International Bank which now no more exist Who is responsible for this Fraud and how this amount would be recovered PTET is not interested but they are very particular to curtail pensionary benefit and buried fraud.

    How PTET can categorize pensioners when their initial appointment made in Telegraph and Telephone Department as Government Servant and all has been retired under Federal Government Pension-cum-Gratuity Scheme 1954 irrespective of their date of retirement and on the basis of perjured statement with the supported ill advice of so called eminent lawyers relied upon Honorable Supreme Court Judgement of December,2010 decided in favour of PTCL against various High Courts judgment was a subject matter of maintainability of writ jurisdiction and PTCL does not have statutory rules therefore dissent of Trustees belonging to Government side turned down on legal opinions of three eminent lawyers whose fees paid from curtailed pension amount equal to 7% and their names kept in secret.These eminent lawyers briefed the Trustees that “The purpose of legislation of Act of 1996 was to privatize the entity for the intent of privatization. It was not the intention of the legislature that concurrently with privatization PTCL shall continue to act as a semi-autonomous body rather a quasi department of the Federal Government.

    It is strange to note that in Civil Appeal 239-241 of 2011 Honourable Supreme Court interpreted and determine terms and condition of transferred employee and clarify that PTCL or even Federal Government is not empowered to make their terms and condition to their disadvantage now where PTET stand. Is PTET empowered to impose new terms of service of a Transferred employee to categorized their employment into catagories? No pensioner is retired under PTCL service rule rather they retired under Federal Government Pension-Cum-Gratuity Scheme 1954, their contribution, commutation pension every things has been calculated under Pension-cum-grautity scheme 1954 the Board of Trustees have been mis-guided with these three eminent lawyers and Trustees belonging to PTCL side. Minutes of the meeting issued have nothing mentioned about their name except Ms. Zahida Awan . These eminent lawyers get 7% curtailed pension as their professional fees for above legal advice. The question arise why PTET Board of Trustees allowed these eminent lawyers to participate in the meeting. Is they were rule making authority to decide issue when on reference Ministry of Law. Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has already clarified that there is no question of law is involved in the reference made by concerned quarter.

    PTET Board of Trustees is requested to act in accordance with the law and not to play into the hand of Managing Director PTET and Trustees belonging to PTCL side who are biased and had ill intention against retired employees. All their eyes are on Pension fund to reap t he fruit through corrupt practice and trying to find out way to spend these money for their ulterior motives like they had paid heavy fees to so called eminent lawyers who has pleased them with their legal opinion leads to curtailment in enhanced pension whereas their opinion has no relevance with the subject matter of pension and pension rule. PTET illegally put pensioner under two different category, the act of curtailment of pension and medical allowance denied on the basis that retired employees already provided medical facility , concealed facts that medical allowance and medical facility are two different things and pensioner were getting medical allowance with medical facility during service, why in service employee is availing medical facility and allowed medical allowance is this not a discrimination . Mr. Mazhar Hussain and Akhtar Jamal Trustees belonging to PTCL side in PTET Board has recorded perjured statement and soon they will become subject matter of Contempt of Court for flouting rules and regulation with their whims and desire based on nefarious designed activities.

  10. Abdul Quddos says:

    we appreciate these struggles and request all the workers to stage such protests through out the country till the acheivement.

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