In the budget speech the Finance Minister has allowed 20% increase in pay and pensions of the federal government employees. It is surprising that increase of 20% on salaries has been allowed on the basic pay being drawn by them. But in case of pensioners, increase has been allowed on 'net pension' dating back 1-16 years. In the past seven years, increase in the pension has been allowed on the pension being drawn. The government of Pakistan is requested to allow 20% increase in pension being drawn, as has been done during the past seven years. -A PENSIONER, Lahore, June 21.