Misery of former PIA staff

Published Jul 17, 2012 03:48am

I RETIRED in April 2010 from PIA. My pension has not been properly calculated as my salary was not fixed on promotion despite existing rules, administrative orders and even Supreme Court orders, which defined without any ambiguity that the salary would not be reduced on promotion from one group to another.

Many other claims were technically engineered by the think tanks and masterminds who denied payment all these years.

How many times do I need to write to get the attention of the highest authorities?

Once an asset during service, a national hero, have now become nothing after retirement and in old age.

I have been constantly trying to get my grievances addressed but in vain. I have filed a case in the high court against PIA for denying payment of financial claims for over three decades.

More than two years have passed with no justice in sight because of the inefficiency of the system. Where should I go?

LT (Rtd ) TALAT MAHMOOD SHEIKH Islamabad


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Comments (9) Closed




Ahsan
Jul 17, 2012 07:56pm
M Rafique, your statement almost feels like an accusation and Mr DevilsAdvocate, you feel like someone out of the Spanish Inquisition. One should refrain from using such crass language. Shame on both of you.
DevilsAdvocate
Jul 17, 2012 11:16am
Please also state what your relevant qualifications were when you were appointed and if this was a fair appointment completely based on merit ?
Azee
Jul 17, 2012 01:26pm
Where the hell are these comments coming from? The poor guy is asking for solutions and you guys ( M Rafique and DevilsAdvocate) are pouncing on him? What a way to show sympathy - kicking when someone is down. The amount of pension whether from army or PIA or combined is miserly compared to the earnings during service. Is it too much to ask for justice for merely RS20,000-25,000 amount?
T Khan
Jul 17, 2012 01:24pm
Mr. Rafique, it was very heartless comment about Mr. Sheikh's army pension. I suppose if he is getting the veteran's benefits; it is for his services to the country. Don't confuse the corrupt Army Generals with the low ranking officers and soldiers; i is always their neck that is in the front line to defend the country; so let us be grateful to them.
Asim
Jul 17, 2012 02:02pm
LOL... you are one funny bone... What is that got to do with his issue with PIA's pension? Whereas PIA is filled with thousands of political oppointees and you are trying to trash one armed forced guy who went through the riggerous selection to become a member of YOUR armed service on which YOU would have depended for YOUR and YOUR family and YOUR COUNTRY's safety during war. Shame on you.
Asim
Jul 17, 2012 01:56pm
He is complaining about his pension from PIA and you are dragging his presumed ARMY service into it without any merit. This is beyond the point and shows your prejudice. You (and people like you) need to snap out of it. Also your shallow knowledge of armed forces is evident due to the fact that the rank he wrote is used in more than one armed services of Pakistan.
M Rafique
Jul 17, 2012 06:47am
Are you getting any pension from army as well, please declare
Muhammad Sheikh
Jul 17, 2012 09:21pm
Well said Azee! M Rafique and DevilsAdvocate unless you two hold prominent positions that actually authorize you to ask such questions you should not even be opening your mouth! I just hope for your sake that you are not in a similar situation when you retire. But then again Allah has a way of deliverying justice ;) Thank God, I don't live in Pakistan anymore ....
Raj Patel
Jul 18, 2012 02:46pm
The poor guy is asking for his legitimate pension and insensitive "babus" don't pay attention to his grivencies.What a shameless creature " babus" are. It is the eligibility criteria that decide the person will get pension or not. If person met that criteria then he shuold get pension for his renting his time to the company. It is imaterial whether from how may company he got the pension. This is reply to M Rafique.