The cardholders of Employees Old-Age Benefits Institutions (EOBI) will get basic commodities on subsidized prices from the state-owned Utility Stores.
An agreement has been signed between Utility Stores Corporation (USC) and Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) for providing basic commodities on subsidized rates to the registered people.
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfiqar Bukhari and USC chairman Zulqarnain Khan, after signing the agreement conducted a press conference.
Zulqarnain Khan HRD, said that the chain of Utility Stores will provide the facility to Employees Old-Age Benefits Institutions cardholders across the country after issuing Sahulat Card to them.
Zulqarnain further added that the cardholders will get discounts on different commodities in the stores. Sahulat Cards will be distributed among the deserving people after verification from the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), he said.
The Utility Stores Corporation chairman asked the citizens to register themselves on beneficiary helpline 5566.
Zulfiqar Bukhari said that the federal government increased the EOBI pensions up to Rs8,500 and the pensioners will further get relief of Rs1,000 from the USC’s Sahulat Cards.
The latest development was signed after the approval of the federal cabinet members during the last session where PM Imran Khan green-lighted an increase in EOBI pensions.
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