Pension amount be increased

Published Jun 28, 2013 08:26am

EVERY year some relief is allowed to retired and working employees in the annual budgets of federal and provincial governments with there being a huge difference in pensions and salaries.

In the case of pension, 10 per cent has been increased on pensions drawn monthly by retired employees.

Pensions remain fixed ever since retirement whereas the salary structure of working employees is changed after every few years and salaries increased hugely.

So if their salary is increased annually in the budget, they get a huge increase as well.

My request to the policy makers is that the increase in pensions be made according to the pensioners’ grades.

Dr ALI AKBAR DHAKAN Karachi

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edwardian
Jun 29, 2013 04:49pm

In my opinion pension should be increased according to a persons age and not grade. After retirement a pensioner is capable to take another job to enhance the pension amount. However, with time and age the work performance does deteriorate and aged person requires substantial and continuous increase. Considering lifespan of an average Pakistani a pensioner would never be a burden on the state and more the age more the pension one should receive.