UAP retired employees demand for pension commutation
PESHAWAR: The retired employees of the University of Agriculture Peshawar (UAP) have urged the university administration, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and the authorities concerned to resolve the issue of their long-awaited unpaid pension commutation and said that due to current inflation they had been going through serious problems and unable to meet their expenses.
According to the retired employees, the number of such employees is in hundreds who are deprived of their pension commutation and arrears for the last many months, while there are also many former employees who are not getting these payments even for the last 3 to 4 years.
“There are 3 categories of the retired employees of the UAP; teaching staff – who are around 50, administrative staff – who are around 60, and supporting staff – who are around 100,” the ex-employees stated.
They told that due to heavy devaluation of Pakistani currency they along with their families were suffering from multiple problems as they did not receive pension commutation for a long time, adding that they asked the university administration and other high-ups to release their outstanding dues on priority basis so that they could be able to breath peacefully.
“We served our best the university for years to impart quality education to the youth of the nation but today we are empty handed, having no means to survive soundly and make secure our children’s future,” they added, saying that it was the right time for the government to address the issue of unpaid pension commutation and arrears, otherwise it would lead to worsening the situation more and more.