Legal relief in public interest cases on Punjab ombudsman’s order

LAHORE: As a result of prompt action taken by the concerned administration in different cases referred by the office of the Punjab ombudsman, a total of 130 kanals and four marlas of government land, valuing Rs25.01 million, have been retrieved from illegal occupants in different districts.

Along with this, different complainants have received cumulative legal relief of Rs.9.4 million on the orders of Ombudsman retired Maj. Azam Suleman Khan.

A spokesman for the office said in a statement issued on Friday that the 11-marla area of a government school in Mouza Lakhanwal in Gujrat district has been regained on the order of the provincial ombudsman from an illegal occupant with a market value of Rs.16,50,000.

Alongside, an amount of Rs60.26 million has also been released to construct the boundary wall of the said school, the spokesman added.

The spokesman said the involvement of the provincial ombudsman resulted in administrative action to retake 37 kanals of government land valuing one crore, Rs7.3 million in Kot Addu tehsil.

In another development, the demarcation of 52 Kanal land of Rs7.8 million of a Mianwali-based complainant, Kalu Khan, has been done on orders of the ombudsman office.

Meanwhile, the ombudsman office interacted to help regain 1.16 kanals public thoroughfare with a value of Rs1.8 million. The action has been taken on the complaint of Altaf Hussain from Pakpattan.

Another applicant from Faisalabad namely Allah Ditta has also been provided with a legal relief of Rs7,50,000 after the involvement of the ombudsman’s office, the spokesman noted.

The spokesman further explained that 90.16-kanal state land has been retrieved in Toba Tek Singh on the complaint of one Naseer Ahmad. The total value of the recovered land is Rs4 million. In addition, damages worth Rs146,250 have been recovered from the illegal tiller.

Separately, the spokesman concluded that two different applicants have also been provided legal relief worth Rs1.15 million by retrieving their lands in Rahim Yar Khan and Sahiwal districts.


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