I RETIRED as a school teacher after attaining superannuation from the Sindh government in mid-April. There are hundreds of officials like me who have retired from the provincial government during the lockdown. Therefore the grievance that I am writing about is being felt by hundreds of people who have retired after March 23 when the lockdown was imposed in Sindh.
Last year the media had reported a ruling of the superior judiciary which had stated that: if a retired government employee’s pension could not be started for any reason, then at least 65 per cent of the employee’s gross monthly salary should be paid to him every month.
I request the Sindh government to start pension at this rate to retired government employees until the issuance of their pension and other benefits and arrears are paid.
Syed Zafar Ali
Published in Dawn, June 30th, 2020