Lahore : Pakistan Muslim League President Senator Ch Shujat Hussain has said that for Overseas Pakistanis, Ch Wajahat Hussain’s Ministry has announced a new and big package.
Under this package, body of a deceased Overseas Pakistani from the place of his death to his home in Pakistan or Azad Kashmir would be taken by the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI), Rs 50 thousand will be paid for burial and Rs 10 lakhs as the insurance. He said this while talking to media in the Pakistan High Commission in London today. Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hassan and former Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas were also present on the occasion. Ch Shujat Hussain said that PML had joined the Peoples Party Government, he had asked all Ministers of his party to show good performance and do some such work to prove that our Ministers are quite active and are capable of doing some new work as well. He said he had told the same thing to his brother Ch Wajahat Hussain and since this Ministry was also with our father Ch Zahur Elahi Shaheed, we kept his old wish and outstanding demand of the Overseas Pakistanis in mind and gave a new and improved package through EOBI for Overaseas Pakistanis which is much bigger than the package he had announced when he was the Prime Minister.
He said that the new and improved package, it would be the responsibility of EOBI to carry the body of a deceased Overseas Pakistani worker from the place of his demise to his house in Pakistan or Azad Kashmir. He said the bereaved family of the deceased would be paid Rs 50 thousand for meeting burial expenses and Rs 10 lakhs as insurance money. He also announced launching of free insurance for journalists and cameramen.
He said Sahara Health Insurance is a subsidiary of EOBI which would be making these payments adding that EOBI would also meet the expenses from taking the body of the deceased Pakistani from place of death to the airport, irrespective of PIA service is available there or not.
Ch Shujat Hussain said that the Group Accidental Insurance Scheme is also being extended to all journalists and cameramen. He said in case of death, the family of the deceased journalist or cameraman would be paid Rs 10 lakhs, in case of permanent disability Rs two lakhs and if the disability of temporary nature, Rs one lakh will be given as assistance. He said that TV cameras are insured but there is no insurance as such for cameramen who will now also be insured by EOBI’s subsidiary Sahara Health Insurance Company.