Punjab Benevolent Fund Board pays Rs 4.8 million to applicants after involvement of Ombudsman

LAHORE: On the orders of the Ombudsman Punjab Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan, Punjab Benevolent Fund Board has released pending dues of 48,42,365 rupees to 69 applicants.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the spokesman for the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab said that 44 students from 16 districts have also been given educational scholarships of around two million rupees to continue their studies.
The spokesman noted that the Punjab Benevolent Fund Board has paid around 1.4 million rupees of marriage grant to 14 other complainants who approached the regional ombudsman offices in their districts for the release of their long-awaited amounts. Meanwhile, regional offices also mediated to ensure the start of the monthly grant, as well as clearing pending dues of Rs.9,37,500 to five applicants from Faisalabad, Jhang, Multan and Rawalpindi districts.
The spokesman further said that three lakh 47 thousand rupees have been paid to three different complainants of Faisalabad, Bhakkar and Mianwali on orders of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab in the head of funeral grant, while Muhammad Azhar Gulshan of Bahawalpur and Rafiq Ahmad of Multan have been given a total of two lakh 29 thousand and 865 rupees as a farewell grant by the Punjab Benevolent Fund Board, the spokesman concluded. TF REPORT

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