LAHORE: On the direction of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab, the Bhakkar administration has retrieved 17 house structures from illegal occupants in Chak No.36/ML of Kaloorkot tehsil. The market value of the retrieved eight kanal and 10 marla state land is Rs.2.9 million.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the spokesman of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab informed that this action has been taken after investigating the illegal sale of 52 kanal and two marlastate land to various individuals by declaring it as a colony land without the permission of the competent authority.
Meanwhile, the revenue department has also launched a departmental enquiry against field staff guilty of irregularities under the PEEDA Act, 2006, the spokesman added.
As a result of a separate action taken on the application of one Ghulam Jafar of Jhang, which he submitted to the ombudsman office, the Jhang administration has recovered 31 kanal and three marlas of government pastureland in Chak No.461/JB of Jhang. The total market value of this land is 77,57,500 rupees, the spokesman noted.
Alongside this, the spokesman said that a total of 8 kanal and 10 marla government lands have also been got vacated in Gujranwala, Vehari and Muzaffargarh districts having a total market value of 4.45 million rupees. TF REPORT