Govt land retrieves on the orders of Punjab Ombudsman Azam Suleman in different districts

LAHOREPursuant to the Ombudsman Punjab Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan’s directions, in response to public grievances, about the illegal occupancy of government lands, three properties worth a total of Rs. 13.6 million have been reclaimed in different districts, namely, seven kanal 10 marla plot in Sargodha valued at Rs.3.5 million, an 11-marla plot in Jhang worth Rs.7 million, and a six-kanal four-marla plot in Burewala tehsil with a market value of Rs.3.1 million.

The spokesman of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab reported this in a statement issued on Tuesday.

While giving details of the relief provided to the plaintiffs, the spokesperson added that the Sialkot administration has given possession of a 20-marla plot of 14 million rupees to its legitimate owner after one Farnaz Jillani approached the ombudsman office for the same.

Meanwhile, the spokesman informed that the ombudsman office moderated to ensure that the ownership of a 21.1 kanal land of Muhammad Maqsood of Pasrur tehsil was accurately documented in the revenue record. The market value of this land was assessed to be over Rs. 5.5 million.

Alongside, Assistant Commissioner Pasrur has initiated a departmental enquiry against patwari under the PEEDA Act, 2006 for issuing the wrong fard badar and sought a report from the tehsildar within 60 days.

In addition, the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) has granted possession of a three-marlaplot in DG Khan to Sobia Iqbal, a complainant based in Multan, following the intervention of the ombudsman office, concluded the spokesperson. TF REPORT

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