Punjab Ombudsman Azam Suleman intervenes to rectify the much-delayed revenue record of transfer of land

LAHORE: On the order of the Ombudsman Punjab Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan, the transfer deeds of 30 kanals and 12 marlas of land in Jhang worth Rs.61.2 million have been corrected after a gap of 15 years.

The spokesman of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab said in a statement issued on Wednesday that one Muhammad Abdullah of Jhang filed a complaint that the staff of the concerned land record centre are reluctant to process the mutation deeds in their record as mutation deeds of land acquired for the construction of the bypass was wrongly recorded. The continuous interposition of the ombudsman office resulted in the much-awaited rectification of the issue of land owners lying unresolved since 2007-08, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, the involvement of the ombudsman office in another case has resulted in handing over possession of a ten-marla plot to Zafar Haleem of Lahore, having a market value of Rs.7.5 million. Meanwhile, two alternate plots of 10 marlas each have been allotted by LDA to another plaintiff Abdul Rauf Butt of Johar Town after the involvement of the ombudsman office, the spokesman noted.

As a result of action on a separate application of Ms Parveen Munawar of Kasur, an eight Kanal green belt of 104 million rupees has also been retrieved from illegal occupants by the administration, the spokesman concluded. TF REPORT

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