Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has taken serious notice of the death of a Railways pensioner and the long queues of pensioners at the National Bank of Pakistan branch at Railway Headquarters Lahore and called for immediate inquiry and report.
Spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said that the President directed that the Secretary Railways to personally visit the Railways headquarters Lahore and investigates the circumstances for the mess up and submits a report to the Prime Minister with a copy to Presidency within three days.
The President also directed the secretaries of Finance, Railways, GM Railways and President of National Bank to ensure that funds were provided and promptly disbursed to the pensioners.
He said that the pensions disbursement must not be refused on flimsy grounds and that railways authorities must be available at the Bank to help the poor pensioners.
The President also expressed profound grief over the death of a pensioner and sympathized with members of the bereaved family.
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