The retired employees have urged the government to raise their pensions by hundred percent and make a significant increase in their medical allowance. This was demanded during a meeting of Humsafar Organization Pakistan Ex-Employees (HOPE) held in Lahore in which central and provincial officials from all over Pakistan participated.
The meeting was chaired by Irshad Ahmed Awan. The Central Secretary General Ishtiaq Ahmed Bhatti has been entrusted with the responsibility of approving the demands from Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin, and Chairman Pay and Pension Committee Islamabad.
Secondly, the medical allowance received by the pensioners since 2010 was frozen since 2015 and did not correspond with unprecedented hike in the prices of medicines. The resolution called for increase in the medical allowance so that pensioners could get medical treatment without facing any problem.
Central Chairman Muhammad Siddique Laiki (Rahim Yar Khan) Central President Irshad Ahmed Awan (Rahim Yar Khan) Central Secretary General Ishtiaq Ahmed Bhatti (Lahore) Founder of HOPE, Akmal Zia (Rawalpindi) Central Chief Executive Haji Abdul Wahab Chachar .