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EOBI slumber | Pakistan At present

There isn’t any denying the truth that the Workers’ Previous-Age Advantages Establishment (EOBI) has been doing nice service to the aged pensioners, myself included, since 1976. Having stated that, I want to level out some critical lacunae within the system. As a living proof, I want to illustrate my very own plight.

Since 1991, my partner and I, each aged above 75 years, have been bonafide beneficiaries, having reached the stipulated age of superannuation and eligibility for EOBI grants. After the unhappy demise of my spouse in August 2021, I utilized for her month-to-month share.

Accordingly, my request was granted, and I acquired the stated profit until Could 2022 with none hitch. Nonetheless, the power was abruptly discontinued at that time with none data to me, verbal or written. Surprisingly, the EOBI was, and has remained, silent on the matter.

Having waited for greater than six months, as much as November 2022, I approached the EOBI Karachi workplace situated at Awami Markaz with the grievance. The official involved confirmed me an workplace memorandum dated April 15, 2022, which talked about that “an insured particular person shall not be paid for a similar interval greater than one of many [benefits] offered for this Act {clause 28 (1)}”.

In different phrases, the underside line is that each the related ministry and the EOBI central workplace in Islamabad had been sleeping over the matter for the final six months. It was EOBI Karachi’s obligation to tell the beneficiaries forthwith. It is a critical matter of official negligence and is inexcusable.

The authorities involved ought to look into the matter somewhat urgently because it has critical monetary implications on the lives of 1000’s of needy, impoverished and downtrodden elders throughout the land.

AZEEZ MASOOD

KARACHI

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