The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Friday adopted the report of the sub-committee on the issue of increase in payment of pension of retired employees of PTCL payable by the Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust (PTET).
The parliamentary panel met with Rubina Khalid in the chair here on Friday and reconsiders the report of its sub-committee adopted on September 2, 2019, on the issue of payment of the increase in pension of the retired employees of PTCL payable by the PTET.
The Chairperson Committee Senator Rubina Khalid along with the members strongly recommended the justified demand of the retired employees and exploring any and all possibilities to fulfil the same. The report will now be laid in the house.
The committee members called for holding a discussion on the floor of the house and asked for directing the ministry for a specified time frame under which the grievances of retired employees will be addressed.
The committee observed that the pensioners have entered into a crucial phase of their lives and are facing hardships in making both ends meet and expressed serious concerns over the non-compliance of its recommendations.
Chairperson of the Committee said that pensioners of PTCL observed that their rights would be protected. She said that Committee would play its assertive role in this regard as retired employees are passing through testing times of their lives. She, however, deplored the attitude of the authorities for turning deaf ear to the grievances of the poor employees.
She said that the committee would present a detailed report in the House and would continue to pursue the matter to provide legal and constitutional rights to the pensioners.
Senator Faisal Javed also endorsed the committee observations. The meeting was attended among others by Senators Fida Muhammad, Rukhsana Zuberi, Faisal Javed Khan, Abdur Rehman Malik and Joint Secretary from the ministry.