The Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) on Tuesday announced to raise pensions for elderly people by 20%, Express News reported.

Previously, the dispensation was Rs5,250 but with the increase it now stands at Rs6,500.

Moreover, overseas Pakistanis will not need to create their National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) to avail pensions now.

Earlier this year, a woman legislator of the treasury benches in the Punjab Assembly had demanded that the government to fix Rs10,000 as pension and ensure the provision of best economic, social and health facilities to the aged artistes who spent their lives in the showbiz.

The demands were made by Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Seemabia Tahir through her resolution she submitted in Punjab Assembly Secretariat.

She had contended that the previous government had neither done anything for the artistes nor introduced any policy to make their lives easier when they retire from their work.

She said these artistes played their role in promoting the culture and tradition of Pakistan. [the_ad id=”31605″]