Hyderabad : Chairman EOBI Zafar Iqbal Gondal praised the performance of EOBI’s field staff and said that Employees Old Age Benefits Institution is a welfare organization and its doing its level best to bring about positive changes in the life of working community of industrial, commercial and other organizations.
Chairman EOBI said that during the tenure of the present Government EOBI benefits package for its registered employees has been improved & currently it is paying Rs. 900 million every month to over 400,000 pensioners.
He appreciated the pe
Lahore, July 07 PPI: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI Imran Khan strongly condemning United States drone strike in North Waziristan which killed 24 people said latest drone attack speaks volumes about so-called close working partnership between Pakistan and the U.S. in ongoing war.
He said rulers reopened NATO supply routes against strong sentiments of people and bypassed parliamentary resolutions to appease the U.S. which reciprocated by continuous drone strikes, last of which killed 24 people.
He said continuing drone assaults were in clear violation of international humanitarian laws. There is complete media censorship in tribal areas and resultantly no way to ascertain identities of those killed in these strikes. He demanded that government should disclose identification details of causalities so that “we know how many women children and ordinary civilians have been killed.”
Imran said will any other nation allow indiscriminate killing of its citizens? The fact that their identities are not disclosed casts serious doubts on claims that those killed in strikes were militants. Government is equally responsible in indiscriminate elimination of its citizens as it has consciously avoided disclosing identification details of those killed in American drone strikes. “Our rulers are blindly supporting U.S. claims of high precision drone strikes and minimum collateral damage when they are actually aware of details of civilian casualties in tribal areas.”
Rejecting claims strikes are primarily carried out against foreign militants, he said statistics from independent organizations suggest that both U.S. and Pakistan government are grossly under reporting civilian casualties. Accounts of local, western journalists suggest large number of civilians killed in these strikes. Government avoided commenting on stopping unilateral drone strikes that was one of most critical parliamentary preconditions before reopening NATO supply routes.
gned targets for the financial year 2011-12.
Earlier Director General (Operations) Javed Iqbal has presented a detailed briefing on collection of contribution from registered employers and employees. He further informed that EOBI has collected Rs 900 million above its assigned target of Rs 10 Billion in spite of unfavourable economic condition.