Punjab Ombudsman provides relief to different complainants

LAHORE: On the involvement of the provincial ombudsman office, 104 out of 240 landowners holding 460 kanalsand 18 marlas of land have been paid Rs.43965401 as the price of their lands acquired by the government to widen the Nullah Aik– a tributary of the river Chenab in Daska tehsil of Sialkot and a special counter has been set up for processing payments to the rightful owners.

A spokesman for the Office of Ombudsman Punjab disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

On the direction of the ombudsman’s office, the ownership of eight marla plot belonging to one RabiaBasra of Okara has been transferred back to her name and she has also been issued an ownership deed. This has provided a financial relief of Rs.12 million to her, the spokesman noted. 

As a result of action taken by the ombudsman’s office on the separate complaints of complainants from Pakpattan, Toba Tek Singh and Hafizabad, a total of 11 kanals and nine marlas of land and a public thoroughfare have been retrieved from illegal occupants in these districts, the spokesman further said. On a separate request made by Neelam Sadaf of Multan to the ombudsman’s office, the Multan Development Authority has allotted a 20-marla alternative plot worth 5.2 million rupees to her. In another development, the mutation of two marla land of Ahmad son of Fateh Muhammad has been registered and verified in favor of legal heirs in Arifwala, the spokesman concluded. TF REPORT

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