Why cannot the government see the plight of senior citizens in our country? These people use every drop of energy to contribute towards the Pakistani economy, but after their retirement they are getting peanuts in the name of EOBI and saving schemes. The present government has reduced the percentage of profit on Behbood Savings Certificates.
This drastic reduction in the amount of profit has made the lives of senior citizens miserable. The meagre income received in the name of profits is insufficient to cover monthly expenses. Similarly, through EOBI, a pensioner is entitled to a meagre amount of Rs5,250. The concerned authorities must take immediate action to alleviate the suffering of senior citizens.