Citizens get relief of Rs. 57.9 million on the orders of Punjab Ombudsman

LAHORE: As a result of the action taken by the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab on applications of different plaintiffs, the Punjab Benevolent Fund Lahore has released long-pending 96,000 rupees to Muhammad Naeem and one lakh 17000 rupees to Umar Daraz Khan of Multan, 1.12 lakh rupees to Ms Munawar Yasmin of Lahore, 2.7 lakh rupees to Syed Ulfat Hussain Shah of Gujrat and 28,000 rupees to Safdar Hussain Khan of Sargodha. These amounts have been paid as an educational stipend, and marriage and funeral grants. 

The spokesman of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab stated this in a statement issued on Thursday. The spokesman noted that 4.9 kanal of government land has been retrieved by the tehsil administration from squatters in the Kamalia area of TT Singh having a market value of 44.5 million. The action has been taken on the complaint of one Abdul Haseeb. Meanwhile, the regional ombudsman office in Lahore intervened to ensure that the local government department paid Rs.68,51,88 to the complainant Wajid Ahmad, the spokesman added. Similarly, the highways department in Pakpattan paid pension dues worth Rs.66,95,728 to the heirs of a deceased employee after the involvement of the Sahiwal office. On a separate application, the Multan Development Authority, Multan allotted a 15-marla alternate plot worth Rs.53,62,500 to Iqbal Hussain Shah of Khanewal, the spokesman reported. The ombudsman office also mediated to ensure that the labor department paid one lakh rupees as a marriage grant to Mukhtar Ahmad of Lahore while Muhammad Zaman Hussain of Sialkot has been recruited as a sanitary worker in the district council under Rule 17-A of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of Employment) Rules, 1974, concluded the spokesman. TF REPORT

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