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EOBI terminated employees asked to pay outstanding dues in fortnight.

ISLAMABAD: Employees Old-age Benefits Institution (EOBI) Monday served final notice to its 140 ex-employees, who were sacked on the Supreme Court order in 2014, to return their outstanding dues Rs139 million in fortnight otherwise, a legal action would be taken against them.

Talking to APP, an EOBI senior official said the EOBI had issued a copy of notification to various national dailies to highlight the issue.

He said a criminal proceeding would be initiated against those who could not pay the defaulted amount after the expiry date.

According to the notification, the former EOBI 140 employees - defaulter in car loan scheme and official laptop - thus has given final notice and opportunity to clear their remaining outstanding, otherwise a case would be lodged in their respective police stations for the recovery.

They are still holding the property of EOBI despite several notices served to them for release of assets.

The senior official said soon a white papers would be issued to expose the misconduct of corrupt officials.

When contacted the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, he said every single penny would be recovered from the corrupt officials of EOBI who had looted the money of poor workers with impunity.

He said an accountability process would be carried out indiscriminately to bring transparency in EOBI affairs.

On the instruction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said the EOBI would be turned into a profitable organization, adding the registration of all kind of laboring class was on the cards.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:May 7, 2019
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