KARACHI: Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan, a former member of the Senate of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) and the convenor of the retired employees’ committee, has appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to play his role as the chancellor of the university in disbursing of pension to the retired teaching and non-teaching employees before Eid.

He expressed deep concern and dismay over the non-payment of pensions and post-retirement benefits to retired faculty members.

He highlighted the financial crisis that the university had been facing for a considerable period.

According to Dr Khan, current employees of the university have not received their salaries for the past three months and retired employees’ pensions have been overdue for over a year and a half. Additionally, over 50 retired employees are awaiting their post-retirement payments, he added.

The accrued funds of these employees have been deposited in private banks against regulations, causing financial distress for their families, he said.

He urged President Zardari and the university’s new Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zabita Khan Shinwari to address the self-created financial crisis at the university.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2024

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