Lahore: An old age Pakistan Railways (PR) pensioner lost his life and the other one lost his consciousness while waiting outside a bank branch overnight for the payment of pension; meanwhile President Asif Ali Zardari took serious notice of railways pensioners death and directed the railway secretary to submit report about the death within three days.
The pensioners including females were waiting outside the bank for the payment from last 24 hours. According to a private TV channel long queues of old age pensioners outside the bank were present and only two to three officials of bank were working due to which the pensioners were facing severe difficulties; meanwhile the condition of pensioners standing outside the bank for payment of pension is said to be critical and no steps were taken by government or bank administration to facilitate the pensioners.
Mehmood Khan, 65, was resident of Faisal Park Harbanspura standing outside the bank for payment of bank from 8’0’ clock of Tuesday and stayed night outside the bank; meanwhile queue formed on Wednesday morning for the receiving of pension outside the bank, due to which he was fainted and rushed to hospital; however, he passed away.
The son of Mehmood Khan while talking to a private TV channel said that his father was heart patient and was looking for pension, adding that they told the bank administration that his father is heart patient but the bank administration did not paid attention.