MANDI BAHAUDDIN - Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) Mandi Bahauddin Senior Vice President Major (r) Nasir Javed said that the PESS will hold its 55th national council meeting at its Headquarters in Rawalpindi on March 3, 2013.

Talking to media persons at press club here on Sunday, he said the meeting would discuss problems being faced by soldiers after retirement relating to pension gap between old and new retirees, rehabilitation, medical allowance, and employment quota in government departments, disparity in welfare facilities in rural and urban area and widows pension etc, and evolve a strategy to address them.

Current situation prevailing in the country and apathy towards ex-soldiers shown by the rulers will also be brought under discussion and a specific and clear role would be defined for ex-servicemen to play to rescue the nation from ongoing turmoil. He said that all appointment holders of PESS from across the country at centre, district and tehsil levels would participate in the meeting.