ISLAMABAD - The row over the old age benefit arrears between the Printing Corporation of Pakistan (PCP) and Employees Old Age Benefit Institution (EOABI) further intensified when the Institute's personnel tried to seal PCP's press for the second consecutive day on Friday. Personnel of the Institute led by Assistant Director Sikandar Chandio attempted to seal the Corporation's printing press situated on Suharwardy Road, G-7. However, the PCP's workers foiled the attempt and came out in protest against both the high ups of PCP and EOABI for not sorting out the dispute. According to the details, the PCP was reluctant to adopt the employees' old age benefit scheme initiated in 1976, against which the Corporation's workers moved courts at various places of the country. The courts, however, decided in favour of the workers in 1998, after which the corporation started paying due amounts to the Institute, but did not pay the arrears from 1976 to 1998, which the EOABI is claiming as Rs 26 million. However, the Deputy Secretary of PCP, Ajmal Hussain Shah turned down the Institution's claims by saying that the same had accrued the amounts already been paid besides the interest. "We are ready to pay the actual amount in instalments, but the Institute is reputing to disclose the real figures", the official said. Meanwhile, the annoyed workers of the corporation locked the main gate of the Printers' Plaza building, head office of the PCP and restricted both the personnel of EOABI and officials of PCP inside. The workers announced not to let any one leave the building until the dispute is sorted out. However, both the parties agreed to find out a final solution on August 23, after which the workers let the EOABI personnel to leave the building. Muhammad Saleem Akhtar But, General Secretary PCP Workers Union, lamented over the rift between the two organisations and said that the dispute was doing harm to none but the poor workers of the corporation. He said that presently 1200 workers earned bread and butter from the PCP printing press and the Union would not let anyone to close the press down.