EOBI Court Decisions Relating to Pension and Contribution

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Muhammad Sadiq versus Chairman EOBI (Sindh High Court) CP No. D-4496 of 2018

Muhammad Sadiq had contended that he had not been terminated by his employer in written, hence he was on service during the entire tenure, and therefore fulfils the criteria of EOBI Pension as he has more than fifteen years service. The case was decided in his favor and observed that “EOBI shall pay pensionary benefits to the petitioner” and recover the dues from his employer i.e. M/S Paradise Hotel.

Lucky Cement Ltd. and Others Versus Chairman EOBI (Sindh High Court) CP NO.D-4668/2015 & 1917/2017

Various employers including M/S Lucky Cement Ltd had petitioned for stoppage of EOBI raising demand after 18th amendment, and stated that EOBI has lost jurisdiction as provincial EOBI has not yet been established. The Hon’ble judge dismissed the petition and directed the petitioners to deposit their contributions as “ultimately it is employees who will suffer” if contribution amount is not received by EOBI.

Aftab Ahmad Versus Regional Head / Director EOBI (Islamabad High Court) Writ Petition No.41/2020

The petitioner had contended that he is entitled to EOBI pension as he had fulfilled the criteria of pension but he was awarded Grant only. The Hon’ble judge disposed of the petition with the direction to EOBI to “extend the benefits to the petitioners‘.

Samar Gul versus the Regional Director EOBI (Peshawar High Court) W.P. No. 6814-P/2019

The petitioner had served in various factories on seasonal basis, and he was issued Old Age Grant based on miscalculation of service tenure. The Hon’ble judge observed that his length of service comes to more than 15 years and is therefore “perfectly eligible for grant of pension“.

Mst Farzana versus EOBI (Sindh High Court) Constitutional Petition No.D-4193 of 2022

In the instant petition, the petitioner claimed pension of her deceased father, as she was unmarried. But the High Court dismissed the petition on the grounds that her age was more than eighteen years, and hence couldn’t claim benefits under Section 22-B (3) (ii) of EOBI Act, 1976.

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