LAHORE: On the orders of Ombudsman Punjab Maj (R) Azam Suleman Khan, a total financial relief valuing Rs.44.29 million has been provided to 32 complainants of various districts including Lahore, Gujranwala, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Multan, Faisalabad, Hafizabad, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal, Toba Tek Singh, Mianwali, Mandi Bahauddin, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Sargodha, Sheikhupura and Gujrat.
A spokesman of the office of ombudsman Punjab announced this in a statement issued here on Friday. The spokesman added that the complaints were related to different departments including education, irrigation, health, buildings, solicitor’s office, agriculture, WASA, labor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Municipal Corporation Faisalabad, collector (consolidation) Multan, ADC (R) TT Singh, executive engineer highways division Mianwali, AC Malakwal, district accounts office, Punjab Workers Welfare Board and district benevolent fund board. This relief has been provided to the applicants against their complaints relating to non-provision of financial assistance, family pension, leave encashment, marriage grant, monthly grant, gratuity, arrears of salary, the release of monthly pension, and reimbursement of CDRs, the spokesman added. Meanwhile, the ombudsman office interacted to settle the eight-year-old issue of the widow of C&W department Mianwali’s employee to help release a financial grant valuing four lac rupees. Anapplicant from Gujranwala namely Syeda Tahira Yasmeen has especially thanked the ombudsman office for its proactive role in the release of long-standing dues of her late husband who died during service. The total value of the released emoluments is over 5.6 million rupees, the spokesman concluded. TF REPORT