Letter of Widow of Ex-Army Man for Pension Increase
Pension increment: a plea
Letter to the Editor
Daily Dawn Lahore Dated April 26, 2013
I AM the widow of an ex-army man, the only institution of the country which is the hope of the common man. But it appears that this hope is also waning now.
The only source of my survival has been the pension of my late husband which I am getting from Shireen Jinnah Colony, Post Office vide PPO No FPO/OF/OR/ASC-59/Dec 1995 through A/c No170-F.
However, after the increase of pension by the government, with effect from July 2012, no increase in the pension has been allowed to me and, maybe, to many others like me as well.
Despite the passage of about nine months and also many reminders being sent by me to the Controller Military Accounts (CMA), Lahore, no action has been taken regarding it till date.
In these times of the spiraling cost of living, I am living a hand-to-mouth existence under extremely miserable conditions.
I have been compelled to utilise the medium of this newspaper to remind the CMA to please be kind enough to look into the plight of numerous pensioners like me and oblige.