President rejects SLICP’s representation, directs to give insurance money to widow

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday rejected a representation of State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan (SLICP) and directed it to give insurance money to the widow of a policy-holder, along with profits.

The President upheld a decision of Wafaqi Mohtasib against SLICP, which had denied payment of insurance claim to the widow on grounds that her husband had pre-insurance ailment of Hepatitis C and chronic liver disease.

The Wafaqi Mohtasib in its verdict had asked the SLICP to give the widow the due amount of insurance claim following the death of her husband.

Endorsing the decision of Wafaqi Mohtasib, the President termed as "unfair" the SLICP's rejection of insurance policy on flimsy grounds that the deceased had lied about his ailment.

President Alvi said it was responsibility of the company to ensure the same at time of insurance, adding that the “onus to prove the pre-insurance ailment rested upon the Agency”.

He called it “very traumatizing" for the widow, who had been waiting for over three years for settlement. `Ql����}�h.