President directs SLIC to pay Rs 3.2m insurance claims

President Alvi Kashmir


President Dr Arif Alvi has rejected three separate representations filed by the State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan (SLIC) as maladministration was established on its part in three cases where it had repudiated insurance claims of the complainants on the ground that the nsurance policyholders had pre-insurance ailments which they had wilfully hidden at the time of obtaining the policy.

The President directed SLIC to pay insurance claims worth over Rs 3.2 million to three complainants and report compliance to Wafaqi Mohtasib within 30 days.

The President gave these directions while rejecting three separate representations filed by SLIC against the decisions of the Wafaqi Mohtasib.

As per details, Mst Samina Shahzadi, Mr Muhammad Mehfooz, and Mst Seeta (the complainants) stated that their family members had obtained insurance policies from SLIC worth Rs 2.9 million, Rs 198,290, and Rs 192,000 espectively.

After the deaths of policyholders, SLIC refused to pay the death insurance claims to complainants. Feeling aggrieved, the complainants separately approached the Wafaqi Mohtasib, which passed orders in their favour. SLICP, then, filed separate representations with the President against the decisions of the Mohtasib, which the President also rejected.

In the case of Mst Samina Shahzadi, the President observed that her deceased husband (Muhammad Saeed Ahmed) had died due to COVID-19, as reported by ABWA Hospital and Research Centre, Faisalabad, and not due to the pre-insurance ailment of brain tumour as claimed by SLIC.