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PM Imran Khan increased EOBI Pensions

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an increase in the pensions received by EOBI pensioners, increasing the amount from Rs.6,500 to Rs.8,500.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Thursday, announced his government’s decision to increase the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) pensions from Rs 6,500 to Rs 8,500.

The decision was announced by the Premier and Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, via her Twitter account.

EOBI Pensions Increased

Tweeting in this regard, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “Our Govt has increased the EOBI old-age pension by 62% from Rs.5250 to Rs.8500 within a year.”

He continued, “This helps us provide pensioners’ security in their post-retirement yrs. Much of this contribution comes from improving the Institution itself. Another step towards Madina Ki Riyasat.”

Revealing the development in a tweet, Dr. Firdous said that the increment in the pensions of elderly employees was a “demonstration of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s concern for the poor and poverty-ridden segments of society.”

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister added, “This is a practical manifestation of the measures envisioned for establishing a welfare state on the model of the state of Medina.”

She observed that this decision will provide pensioners’ greater financial security during their post-retirement years, and this contribution has emerged in light of the improvements within the EOBI institution.

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Dr. Firdous said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan has prioritized the mission to look after the comfort and needs of the poor. The vision of an Islamic welfare state can only be embraced when the state looks after the weaker segments like a mother.”

She added, “Prime Minister is dedicated to this mission.”

Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development lauded the development and expressed gratitude to the Premier.

He said, “I couldn’t be more thankful for guidance from PM @ImranKhanPTI. Today as promised EOBI pension has been increased by 62%-2nd jump within 1 year of ministry.”

Bukhari added, “This time we‘ve not burdened Fed Govt but have managed it by increasing our own revenue. Mubarak to pensioners.”

Earlier in November, Zulfi Bukhari had vowed to increase the EOBI pension within a period of four years.

Addressing an EOBI event, he had said, “Presently, pensioners are receiving Rs6,500 per month, but I am focused on increasing this amount to Rs.15,000 so they pensioners can enjoy greater life quality.”

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In January this year, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had announced a decision to increase the EOBI pension rate by 20%, while the minimum pension amount was set at Rs6,500 per month.