APP employee gets pension increase after 7 years

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Zubair Qureshi

An employee of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) has achieved increase in pension after seven years due to intervention of Federal Ombudsman.

As per details, a retired employee of APP Muhammad Nawaz filed a complaint against APP before the Federal Ombudsman for failure to make 10pc increase in his pension.

He stated that APP pensioners were not getting raise in their pension due to the decision of the APP Board of Directors (BoD) taken in 2015. In his application he added that the APP BoD in its meeting in September, 2019 had decided to increase 10pc pension for APP pensioners w.e.f.1.7.2015 subject to the creation of APP Pension Fund.

Despite lapse of considerable time neither the APP Pension Fund was created nor the increase in pension was allowed to pensioners. He requested that the Agency be asked to implement the APP BoD decision in the best interest of justice. During hearing proceedings the representatives of APP and Ministry of Finance appeared and presented their points of view.

 

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