ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Zulfi Bukhari has said that the Workers Welfare Fund was the money of the poor and laborers. The PPP made 350 illegal recruitments in EOBI during its tenure. Next year I will increase the pension from Rs.8,500 to Rs.10,000.

According to details, Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, says that when our government came, the pension under EOBI was Rs 5,250. Efforts are being made to increase the pension from Rs.8,500 to Rs.10,000 next year.

Zulfi Bukhari said that the issue of properties for payment to pensioners would be resolved in 3 to 4 months. It’s poor people’s money, I believe in action, not words.

It may be recalled that the pension of EOBI pensioners was increased from Rs.6,500 to Rs.8,500 in January this year.

EOBI pensioners were also given facility cards from August 1 through which they can get a 10% discount at utility stores.

Zulfi Bukhari further said that in 2011 there was a PPP government in the federation and Sindh, the PPP had subordinated the EOBI to the IPC, Saeed Ghani was calling his party’s decision wrong.

He said that if he was in power for 5 years then why did not raise this issue. Saeed Ghani said the wrong thing about EOBI and Workers Welfare Funds. They have also tried to loot inside the collection in Sindh.

Zulfi Bukhari said that it was a joint decision of the CCI to transfer the EOBI. I am surprised that after a year and a half, they are in pain for the EOBI. He had bought a property in Rawat under the Workers Welfare Funds. The case of this property has been in the NAB since 2011. Rawat’s property was bought for Rs.71 lakh, today it is worth Rs.40 lakh.

He said that the looting of Workers Welfare Funds has not been accounted for to date, Workers Welfare Funds were the money of the poor and laborers. The PPP made 350 illegal recruitments in the EOBI during its tenure.

Zulfi Bukhari further said that none of our government has ever been to Israel, I have never been to Israel in my life and I have no interest. My London lawyers will send legal notices to the accused.

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