ISLAMABAD: About 200 retired workers and widows of employees of the Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC) have been denied their retirement right since the last two and a half years.
Minister of National Health Services (NHS) Abdul Qadir Patel, while addressing him It was morninghe said he would look into the matter and would instruct the NHS secretary to resolve the matter immediately.
It is worth mentioning that the retired workers of the PHRC, formerly known as the Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC), were running from one pillar to another to claim their pensions but to no avail. The PMRC was established in 1962 and later the Office of the Minister of Science and Technology took over from the Department of Health in 1985. Retired workers continue to receive their retirement benefits until 2017. retirement income.
Work widow Mohammad Shafi, in a letter to It was morningsaid her husband was the driver and later died.
The pension has been paid since 1984 but has been suspended since 1 Jan 2020; workers contacted the Islamabad Supreme Court (IHC) and the court ruled in favor of the workers in April 2022 but the PHRC is still hesitant to implement the high court decision, he wrote in a letter.
He urged Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Mr Patel to look into the matter and play their part in resolving it as it has become increasingly difficult to live without retirement.
“These are the reasons why I stay in the health department. I will ask the health secretary to submit a report on this matter and he will do anything for me, ”said Mr Patel.
Published Parhlo, May 6, 2022