Com­ing bud­get & old pen­sion­ers

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - MUHAM­MAD ZUBAIR

Al­low me to re­call for you that the Prime Min­is­ter Mian Nawaz Sharif, a few days back in­structed the bud­get mak­ers to pay spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion to the old pen­sion­ers while mak­ing in­creases in their pen­sion. This he deemed nec­es­sary be­cause he knew that the old pen­sion­ers, who had more than 20 years of re­tired life to their credit, were the most hard hit lot while cal­cu­lat­ing so-called dou­ble pen­sion.

This prom­ise to raise the pen­sion ap­pears to be just a pre­lude to the 300% raise in the salaries and emol­u­ments of our most re­spected Mem­bers of the Par­lia­ment who have al­ready got the ben­e­fit. Let us see what hap­pens to the old pen­sion­ers who de­voted the prime time of their lives in the line of duty to serve na­tion and te coun­try.

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