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LHC takes notice of ailing war veteran’s Rs1,375 pension

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has taken notice of the Rs1,375 pension being given to two-time war hero Muhammad Yaseen, who fought both Indo-Pak wars in 1965 and 1971, a private media outlet reported Thursday.

According to reports, an LHC bench, headed by Justice Waqas Rauf, heard the case proceedings in which a petition was filed by Yaseen’s advocate Inamur Rahim.

The plea stated that the federal government was not bearing any of Yaseen’s medical expenses.

“He is now 72-year-old and in 2018 the government fixed the pension as at least Rs10,000 but this wasn’t imposed on the Defence Ministry,” the petition read.

“GHQ concerned branches must be issued a notice to provide him Rs10,000 as pension and free of cost medical facility at military hospitals.”

In view of this, the court issued a notice to the government demanding a reply within three weeks’ time.



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